Journal article

[Maternal risk factors associated with the necessity of neonatal intensive care unit].

Ana Lúcia do Rêgo Rodrigues Costa, Edward Araujo Júnior, José Wellington de Oliveira Lima, Fabrício da Silva Costa

Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet | Published : 2014

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the maternal risk factors that require newborn assistance in neonatal Intensive Care Units (ICU). METHODS: A prospective observational case-control study was conducted on 222 pregnant women (1:1 case-control ratio) attended at a public maternity. The following variables were analyzed in the puerperae: age at menarche, age at first sexual intercourse, history of chronic diseases, habits, prenatal care, obstetric history, clinical complications during pregnancy and childbirth, and sociodemographic variables. The variables of the newborns were: Apgar scores, gestational age, birth weight, presence or absence of malformation, need for resuscitation, and complications during ..

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