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Periodontal Disease of Pregnant Women and Low Weight Newborn in Senegal : A Case-Control Study

The aim of this work was to study the connection between periodontal diseas of women during their pregnancy and the weight of newborn. Method: It was a case-control study and carried out on the outskirts of Dakar (Senegal). Results: Periodontitis was significantly associated with low weight (OR = 4 [2.3 - 5.7] 4) adjusted on age, BMI and other periodontal indices. Conclusion: periodontal disease appears to be involved in the occurrence of low birth weight in the African context.

Auteur(s) : D. Cisse, M. Diouf, A. Faye, M. Diadhiou, A. Tal-Dia
Pages : 1-8
Année de publication : 2015
Revue : Open Journal of Epidemiology
N° de volume : 5
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : DIADHIOU Mohamed Tété Etienne