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Open Access Maternal dietary intake and pregnancy outcomes in Baghdad, Iraq

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A survey was conducted among 103 pregnant women attending a maternal and child health centre in Rasaf, Baghdad, to study the relationships between maternal dietary intake and pregnancy outcome. Dietary intake values were not significantly correlated with birthweight and birth length except for caloric intake, which was significantly correlated with pregnancy weight gain, delivery weight, pre-pregnancy weight, birthweight, and birth length (r = +.33, r = +.30, r = +.26, r = +.38, and r = +.32, respectively). The results showed that the pregnant women who delivered small-for-gestational-age infants had diets that provided less energy than those who delivered full-term infants (p < .05).

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 1999

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  • Established in 1978, the Food and Nutrition Bulletin (FNB) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation.

    The focus of the journal is to highlight original scientific articles on nutrition research, policy analyses, and state-of-the-art summaries relating to multidisciplinary efforts to alleviate the problems of hunger and malnutrition in the developing world.

    Food and Nutrition Bulletin's 2012 Impact Factor: 2.106

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