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Effect of Maternal Obesity on Neonatal Death in Sub-Saharan Africa: Multivariable Analysis of 27 National Datasets

  • 2012
  • Journal Article
Cresswell, Jenny; Campbell, Oona M R; De Silva, Mary J & Filippi, Véronique

Publication Title: The Lancet

Pages: 1325-30

Abstract: Rates of obesity are increasing worldwide, including in sub-Saharan Africa. Neonates born to obese mothers in low-income settings are at increased risk of complications including admission to neonatal intensive care, macrosomia, low Apgar scores, and perinatal death. We investigated whether maternal obesity is a risk factor for neonatal death in sub-Saharan Africa and the effect on the detailed timing of death within the neonatal period.


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