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Maternal Risk Factors Associated with the Development of cleft lip and/or palate in sudan

Alwyia A. A Gendel, Suheir A. M. Sayed, Badria H. Mohammed, Amni A Mohemed


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Background: Orofacial clefts (OFC) are considered as one of the common congenital anomalies that affect the health, impact negatively on patient, family and society as a whole .This anomaly has complex etiology, resulting from interaction of both environmental and genetic factors.Objective of the Study: To identify the most common maternal risk factors of orofacial clefts in patients attending pediatric hospitals and plastic surgery clinics in Sudan, Khartoum State.Methods: The research design for this study was a case descriptive cross-sectional hospital based study. The study was conducted in Khartoum state targeting three hospitals: Khartoum Denture teaching Hospital, Ahmed Gasim Specialized Hospital for children and Soba University Hospital. The study was conducted during the period from 1st of January to 15th of November 2018. It included all mothers of children with orofacial clefts (cleft lip and/or palate), who attended the above mentioned hospitals during the study period and fulfill the inclusion criteria.Data was collected by a standardized, close -ended Questionnaire through direct interview to the mother. The data collected was entered and descriptively analyzed using Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) for windows version 20. Results: The Study sample constituted 280 mothers of children with orofacial clefts. The most common age group of the studied children with OFCs was 1- 5 years (41.8 %) followed by 5-


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MATERNAL RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLEFT LIP AND/OR PALATE IN SUDAN, Alwyia A. A GENDEL, Suheir A. M. Sayed, Badria H.Mohammed, Amni A Mohemed, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-4 | Issue-12 | December-2019


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