Anemia through pregnancy is highly correlated with poor birth outcomes, especially low birth weight (LBW). The Nepal DHS 2011 reports prevalence of anemia in pregnant women at 48%.
Rates of weight gain in pregnancy are associated with infant weight for age, length for age and weight for length and are predictive of postnatal growth at 6 months of age. The study examines factors linked with low mid upper arm circumference (MUAC) in pregnant women in Banke Nepal.
This presentation was delivered to USAID by Ashish Pokharel in August, 2016 as an update and?overview of the Nepal Aflatoxin birth study (Aflacohort), daily procedures, plus some of the early findings.