Effect of maternal body mass index on maternal and fetal outcome in Maternity Teaching Hospital in Sulaimani
1 Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sulaimani. Maternity and Child Health Nursing
Gona Othman Fars 1, Nian Hakim Ismail2& Awayi Xazy Abdulkarim1
2 Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sulaimani. Medical Surgical Nursing.
Original: 31 May. 2015
Revised: 16 August. 2015
Accepted: 30 August. 2015
Published online: 20 March. 2016
The current study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of body mass index on birth
outcome. This study was carried out for the period of 20th February to 18th April of 2014,
sample of (50) pregnant women who have been attended maternity teaching hospital in
Sulaimani city, to determine the effect of body mass index on birth outcome, and to
explore association between some socio-demographic and obstetrics characteristics with
outcome of birth. The result shows that there is no significant association between body
mass index and outcome of labor or delivery.