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West Afr J Med. 1995 Oct-Dec;14(4):249-54.

Foetal macrosomia in Cameroon: prevalence, risk factors and complications.

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Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS), University of Yaounde I (UY1).


102 neonates weighing 4000 g and above were compared to a control group with similar characteristics except for the weight. The sex distribution was 74.19% males and 25.81% females. The prevalence of macrosomia was 6.41%. Maternal risk factors were: age above 30 years (p < 0.05); grand multiparity P > 5(p < 0.05); post term (p = 0.001); height above 1.65 m (p < 0.001); term weight of 90 Kg and above (p < 0.001); pregnancy weight gain of 15 Kg and above (p < 0.001). Macrosomic neonates had the following complications: foetal distress, shoulder dystocia, respiratory distress and hypoglycaemia.

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