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Citation Information : Soji T. MATERNAL RISK FACTORS OF HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA AMONG NEWBORNS.. 2018; 9 (3):14-17.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-02-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).
The incidence of hyperbilirubinemia is on the increase and the reasons for it are less explored to guide its prevention. So a study to identify the maternal risk factors of hyperbilirubinemia among newborns was undertaken. An analytic retrospective approach with case control design was used and through purposive sampling, 50 newborns with hyperbilirubinemia and 50 newborns without hyperbilirubinemia were selected as participants of the study. The mean of the total maternal risk scores of cases (M= 8.9) were higher than the controls (M=6.9) and the difference was statistically significant at P<0.001 level. Item wise analysis has shown specific antenatal, intra natal and neonatal risk factors which were higher among the cases with hyperbilirubinemia. The study findings can be helpful in planning strategies f ention of hyperbilirubinemia in newborns.