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Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2002 Jun;81(6):560-3.

Gestational diabetes mellitus and fetal death in Mozambique: an incident case-referent study.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sundsvall Hospital, Sweden. Kenneth.Challis@lvn.se

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Third trimester fetal death is a common problem in Mozambique, occurring in approximately 5% of parturient women.

OBJECTIVE:

To elucidate the magnitude of the gestational diabetes mellitus problem, and to estimate its prevalence in a group of women with unexplained late fetal deaths and in women with live fetuses (referents).

METHODS:

An incident case-referent study of 109 pregnant Mozambican women with fetal deaths and 110 women delivering liveborns, regarding fasting B-glucose, oral glucose tolerance test and glycosylated hemoglobin.

RESULT:

The difference in gestational diabetes mellitus prevalence in the two groups is not significant. The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus was high in both groups: 11% and 7%, respectively.

PMID:
12047312
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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