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Risk factors associated with diabetes mellitus among pregnant women in Hatyai Hospital, Thailand
Wannaro Prawit1, Rachatapantanakorn Benthira2, Sampurna Kakchapati3
1Doctor in Medicine, Medical Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hatyai hospital, Songkhla Thailand.
2Doctoral Degree in Research Methodology, Public Health Technical Officer, Health care systems development, Hatyai hospital, Songkhla Thailand.
3Post-Doctoral Public Health Scientist, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Prince of Songkla University, Muang, Pattani, Thailand.

Article ID: 100010G06PW2016
doi:10.5348/G06-2016-10-OA-4

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Sampurna Kakchapati
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Prince of Songkla University, Muang
Pattani
Thailand

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Wannaro P, Rachatapantanakorn B, Kakchapati S. Risk factors associated with diabetes mellitus among pregnant women in Hatyai Hospital, Thailand. Edorium J Gynecol Obstet 2016;2:21–27.


Abstract
Aims: The aim of the study was to determine the factors associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among pregnant women in Hatyai Hospital, Thailand.
Methods: Pregnant women with at least one clinical risk for GDM were screened by 50 g glucose challenge test (50 g GCT). If glucose level of pregnant women was 140 mg/dl or more, all positive screened women were tested by 100 g oral glucose tolerance test (100 g OGTT) to confirm GDM. Statistical analysis used chi-squared tests to assess statistically significant risk factors for GDM. Logistic regression models were used to identify the most important determinants associated with GDM.
Results: About 588 pregnant women completed laboratory testing of GDM using 100 g OGTT and among them, 177 women (30.1%, 95%CI: 26.4–34.1) tested positive and diagnosis for GDM. After adjusting each factor for the confounding effects of other factors, age, previous history of GDM, weight gain, presence of hypertension were significantly associated with GDM in multivariate logistic analysis. GDM was higher among women aged 35 years and above, previous history of GDM, excessive weight gain and presence of hypertension.
Conclusion: The high influencing risks for GDM were advanced maternal age, previous history of GDM, excessive weight gain and hypertension during pregnancy. Identifying diabetes early in pregnancy is vital for women to avoid health risk for them and their babies.

Keywords: Gestation diabetes mellitus, Glucose challenge test, Logistic regression, Risk factor, Thailand


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Author Contributions:
Prawit Wannaro – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Benthira Rachatapantanakorn – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Sampurna Kakchapati – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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About The Authors

Prawit Wannaro is Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Hatyai Hospital Thailand. He finished Medicine from Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Obstetrics and Gynecology specialty and family medicine specialty from Thai medical council, Thailand. He has published five research papers in national and international academic journals. His research interests include antibiotic prophylaxis in cesarean section, pre-eclampsia and maternal and perinatal health.



Benthira Rachatapantanakorn is Public Health Technical Officer at Health System Development Department of Hatyai Hospital, Thailand. She earned undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Health Education) from Yala Rajabhat University of Thailand and postgraduate degree (Master of Research Methodology) from Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand and obtained PhD in Research methodology from Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand. She has published six research papers in national and international academic journals. Her research interests include birth asphyxia, neonatal morbidity and cesarean delivery and hepatic encephalopathy in cirrhotic patients.



Sampurna Kakchapati is Post-Doctoral Public Health Scientist at Prince of Songkla University of Thailand. He earned undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science) from Tribhuvan University of Nepal and postgraduate degree (Master of Public Health) from State University of Bangladesh. He obtained PhD in research methodology from Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand. He has published 10 research papers in national and international academic journals. His research interests include infectious diseases, nutrition and reproductive and sexual health. He intends to pursue post-doctoral in future.




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