EVALUATION OF CAFFEINE CONSUMPTION AND EFFECT DURING PREGNANCY AMONG WOMEN IN THE UAE

  • Muaed Jamal Alomar Ajman University of Science and Technology

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the relationship between caffeine consumption among pregnant women in the UAE and spontaneous abortion and stillbirth.

Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional survey has been conducted on 97 pregnant ladies randomly selected from Al Ain city in the UAE. Only pregnant women with caffeine intake were included in the study.

Results: The results showed that: 61.9% of women consumed coffee, 34% consumed tea, and 4.1% consumed soft drinks during pregnancy. 43% of women who consumed caffeine during pregnancy had at least one spontaneous abortion, 10.3% suffered from stillbirth and 17.5% gave birth to underweight babies. Cross tabulation between spontaneous abortion and caffeine consumption did not show high significance using Pearson Chi-Square for correlation (p-value 0.103), The likelihood ratio shows significant results (p-value 0.039).

Conclusion: Providing comprehensive counselling for pregnant women is essential in order to prevent the negative impact of caffeine consumption.

Keywords: Caffeine, Pregnant, Abortion, Miscarriage

Keywords: Caffeine, Pregnant, Abortion, Miscarriage

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Alomar, M. J. “EVALUATION OF CAFFEINE CONSUMPTION AND EFFECT DURING PREGNANCY AMONG WOMEN IN THE UAE”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 8, no. 6, Apr. 2016, pp. 101-3, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/10761.
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