Prognostic Significance of Anthropometric and Bioimpedance Parameters of Yakut Women for Birth of Newborns with High Body Weight

Alla B. Guryeva, Vilyuia A. Alekseeva, Valerian G. Nikolaev, Palmira G. Petrova, Aitalina S. Golderova, Alena A. Osinskaya

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2018;8(3):224-227.   
DOI: 10.21103/Article8(3)_OA11
Originally published September 15, 2018  


The aim of this study was to identify the prognostically significant anthropometric and bioimpedance indicators for the birth of a child with a high body weight in Yakut women.
The study included 220 women of Yakut nationality with physiological pregnancy and childbirth who were examined on the third and fourth days after delivery. The parameters of anthropometry and bioimpedancemetry in parturient women and the anthropometric indices of newborns were investigated. Anthropometric measurements were carried out according to the method of V.V. Bunak. Body composition was assessed based on bioimpedance analysis using the ABC-01 MEDASS device (Medass, Russia). The conducted research revealed that the anthropometric and bioimpedance indices of Yakut women in the postpartum period (3-4 days after delivery) were significantly different from general population indicators. The parameters of body weight and body mass index of the puerperal women were significantly higher, and phase angle and Xc50 - significantly lower. Principal component analysis revealed anthropometric and bioimpedance indices predicting a high birth weight. The obtained data in combination with other indicators can be used to predict the birth of a child with a high birth weight in Yakut women.

anthropometry • bioimpedance • puerperal women • fetal macrosomia
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Received July 20, 2018.
Accepted August 2, 2018.
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