Risk factors for preterm birth in newborns at neonatal intensive care unit

Authors

  • ruba haj ahmaed Tishreen university
  • Hala Yanni Tishreen University
  • Louai Hasan Tishreen University

Abstract

Background: preterm birth is considered as a major public health problem worldwide,  with a high rate of morbidity and mortality.

Objectives: the aim of this study was to determine the predisposing risk factors for preterm birth in newborns admitted at neonatal intensive care unit.

Methods: an observational analytic study design included (139 preterm and 241 term) newborns who were admitted in neonatal intensive care unit at Tishreen University Hospital – Lattakia, over 1 year period starting  from 23/8/2020.

Results: the study found a strong correlation between preterm birth and the following  factors: multiple pregnancy (OR=4.8), preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) (OR=3.3), mother's age <20  years (OR=2.7), previous preterm birth (OR=2.6),vaginal bleeding during pregnancy (OR=2.1) ,gestational hypertension (OR=2.1).

Conclusion: multiple pregnancy, PPROM, mothers age <20 years, previous preterm birth, vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and gestational hypertension were the most important risk  factors for preterm birth in our study.

Published

2022-11-13

How to Cite

1.
haj ahmaed ruba, Hala Yanni, Louai Hasan. Risk factors for preterm birth in newborns at neonatal intensive care unit . Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2022Nov.13 [cited 2023Feb.8];44(5):361-7. Available from: http://journal.tishreen.edu.sy/index.php/hlthscnc/article/view/13323