Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Maternal body mass index and the risk of fetal death, stillbirth, and infant death: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Per 5 unit increase in BMI, this study found that there was a 21% increased risk of fetal death; 24% increased risk of stillbirth; and an increased risk of neonatal (15%), perinatal (16%), and infant death (18%). The lowest risk was found in women with a BMI of 20, second lowest risk for women with a BMI of 25, and highest risk in women with a BMI of 30.
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