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Journal of Medical Sciences

Year: 2006  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 249 - 252

A Study on Health Status of Urban Pregnant Women of Bangladesh with Respect to Body Mass Index and Weight Gain

M.N. Islam, M.O. Ullah and M.T. Uddin


Standard weight gained during pregnant period is an important indication of good health of pregnant women. This study tries to point out health status of urban pregnant women of Bangladesh with respect to weight gained during pregnant period and Body Mass Index (BMI) of pregnant women. The analysis shows that health status of study population is satisfactory in context of Bangladesh though lag behind compared to neighbour country like India and other developed countries. This study also shows that the overall relative change of BMI with respect to gestational age is significant though it is insignificant in first trimester and significant in both second and third trimester.

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