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|Title||Risk Factors among Women with Gestational Diabetes at UNRWA Clinics in Gaza Strip|
|Title in Arabic||عوامل الخطر التي تؤثر على حدوث داء سكر الحمل لدى السيدات الحوامل في عيادات وكاله الغوث في محافظات غزة|
This study aimed to identify the risk factors of gestational diabetes. The sample consisted of 60 pregnant women with history of gestational diabetes selected by using non probability convenient sample. Questionnaire was developed by researchers and filled by the pregnant women during interview. Data was analyzed by using descriptive, frequency distribution and chi-square test to identify the risk factors of gestational diabetes. The results showed that there is a significant relationship between body mass index (BMI) before and during pregnancy and development of gestational diabetes as evidenced by (X 2 78.9 and p value .05). In addition, there is a significant relationship between BMI and frequency of abortion in the presence of gestational diabetes. On the other hand there is no significant relationship between baby weight in previous deliveries and development of gestational diabetes. The results showed that obese pregnant women are at high risk for development of gestational diabetes. This study highlighted the importance of teaching the pregnant women about controlling their weight before pregnancy to avoid the complications for both pregnant woman and baby. : . . . ) (Chi square test. ) ( (X 2 78.9 and p value .05) . . .
|Published in||IUG Journal for Natural and Engineering Studies|
|Series||Volume: 17, Number: 2|
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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