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Research Registry No : HRID-00631_V11
University Departmental Research : No
Registration Date : 2021-12-30
Title of Research : Secondary data analysis of factors affecting adverse foetal outcomes in Myanmar
Principle Investigator : Khin San Myint
Co-authors : Dr.Aung Min Htet, Dr. Kyaw Swa Mya, Dr. Khay Mar Mya
Field of Research : Public Health
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Presentation Source : 11th ICPH, Laos, (19.10.2019)
Placement of Presentation : Vietiane city, Laos
Year of Presentation : 2019
Abstract : Background Low birth weight contributes substantially to neonatal, infant, and childhood mortality and morbidity and low birth weight is associated with many socioeconomic factors such as residence (urban-rural difference), mother’s age and occupation, birth order, the family’s income and many maternal conditions such as nutritional status, mother’s educational and health status. Objective It aims to determine prevalence and factors affecting low birth weight in Myanmar. Methodology Data from the Myanmar Demographic Health Survey (DHS) conducted to estimate core demographic and health indictors of the whole country were used. The “MMKR71DT and MMBR71DT” files were used and all reproductive women aged (15-49years) with previous history of one or more pregnancies collected in DHS (2015-2016) survey were selected using Stata software. Independent variables such as maternal, household and child factors were identified .Low birth weight (less than 2500 grams) was identified. Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Chi-square test were used to assess the associations between dependent and independent variables separately for all factors and p-value of ≤ 0.05 was considered significant. Multicollinearity was tested. Covariates significantly associated with outcome variables in the bivariate analysis and not collinearity with other variables were selected. Factors associated with low birth weight were assessed using the multiple logistic regression analysis adjusting the covariates and showed with adjusted odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI). Ethical approval was obtained from Institutional Technical Review Board (ITERB) of the University of Public Health and data were permitted from www. Findings Prevalence of low birth weight among children age 0-59 months was 8.1%. The odds of low birth weight among Twins were 9.8 times higher than single birth (aOR=9.80;95%CI 3.64,26.39).Children whose mothers’ educational level are primary(aOR=0.40;95%CI 0.18,0.85) and secondary(aOR=0.39;95%CI 0.19,0.79) were less likely to be LBW than those of no education. The odds were higher in children of smoking mothers(aOR=3.60;95%CI 1.29,10.09) than those of their counterparts. In addition,the odds of LBW were highest in children who come from middle wealth index household (aOR=2.22;95%CI 1.08,4.59) compared to the any others household of wealth index. Conclusion Prevalence of low birth weight was increased and low birth weight was associated with maternal educational level and smoking status; middle wealth index of household and twins . Further hospital and community based studies should be done to find the evidence based associated factors to give inputs for policy makers to reduce low birth settings. Key words: Prevalence, Low birth weight, associated factors, Myanmar
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Date : 2018-09-21
Placement of IRB/PRC/ERC : University of Public Health
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Letter/Document : 301220210931042812202107162817022020070815drKSM(IRB).pdf
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