Journal article

Maternal Anaemia in Pregnancy: A Significantly Greater Risk Factor for Anaemia in Australian Aboriginal Children than Low Birth Weight or Prematurity.

Martin Hansen, Gurmeet Singh, Federica Barzi, Raelene Brunette, Timothy Howarth, Peter Morris, Ross Andrews, Therese Kearns

Matern Child Health J | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To identify maternal and perinatal risk factors associated with childhood anaemia. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in three remote Katherine East Aboriginal communities in Northern Territory, Australia. Children born 2004-2014 in Community A and 2010-2014 in Community B and C, and their respective mothers were recruited into the study. Maternal and child data were linked to provide a longitudinal view of each child for the first 1000 days from conception to 2-years of age. Descriptive analyses were used to calculate mean maternal age, and proportions were used to describe other antenatal and perinatal characteristics of the mother/child dyads. The main outcome..

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