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Gestational weight gain and perinatal outcomes

Grant number: 12/21324-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Maternal and Child Health
Principal researcher:Fernanda Garanhani de Castro Surita
Grantee:Nathalia Hatsue Oushiro
Home Institution: Centro de Atenção Integral à Saúde da Mulher (CAISM). Hospital da Mulher Professor Doutor José Aristodemo Pinotti. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The aim of this study is evaluate the influence of gestational weight gain in women in Campinas and the relates it with perinatal outcomes. Subjects and methods: Population study, cross sectional, 1063 women will be selected in the immediate puerperium in three hospitals in the city of Campinas-SP. Participants will answer a questionnaire on socio-demographic data, obstetric history, pregnancy, labor, delivery and, the newborn variables will be collected from hospital records. Analyze Data: A descriptive statistical analysis had used medias and standard deviations, frequencies and percentages. The bivariate analysis will be performed to assess the association between gestational weight gain and maternal and perinatal outcomes through the Student t test or Mann-Whitney test for continuous variables and X2 or Fisher Exact test for categorical variables. The level of significance of 5% will be assumed and the software will be used to analyze the SAS version 9.2

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