DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20214330

Prevalence of congenital anomalies in babies and associated maternal etiological factors at tertiary care hospital

Shahana I. Chandniwala

Abstract


Background: The objective of this study was to know the local prevalence of congenital anomaly and study the maternal risk factors associated with it.

Methods: Cross sectional descriptive study was carved out. All live babies were examined for presence of congenital anomalies and mother were looked for presence of socio-demographic factor.

Results: In this study of 1 year 5767 live birth took place at tertiary care centre out of which 63 babies had congenital anomalies. Therefore, prevalence of congenital anomalies at tertiary care centre was 1.08%.

Conclusions: The incidence of malformations were significantly higher in babies born to mothers over the age of 35 years and with parity 4 and above.

 


Keywords


Congenital anomalies, Consanguinity, Teratogens

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