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Covariates of maternal overweight and obesity and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes: findings from a nationwide cross sectional survey
Authors: Praween Agrawal, Vinod Mishra and Sutapa Agrawal
Source: Journal of Public Health, (27 December 2011), pp. 1-11, doi:10.1007/s10389-011-0477-4
Topic(s): Miscarriage
Nutrition
Obesity
Pregnancy outcomes
Stillbirths
Country: Asia
  India
Published: DEC 2011
Abstract: Abstract Background/Objectives India is currently witnessing a rapid growth in obesity epidemic. We examined the covariates of overweight and obesity and the association between overweight and obesity and adverse pregnancy outcomes among adult married women in northern India. Subjects/Methods The analysis is based on 5,273 ever-married women of reproductive age (15–49) in the states of Delhi and Punjab, included in India’s second National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2), conducted in 1998–1999. Body mass index (BMI) was used to define the terms overweight (25?=?BMI?