Investigation on the Prevalence of Hypoglycaemia in Newborns at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

Investigation on the Prevalence of Hypoglycaemia in Newborns at Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

Between July 2017 and March 2018, this prospective descriptive research was performed in the labour room and the Special Care Baby Unit of Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Benue State , Nigeria. In the hospital, 140 (83.3 percent) of the 168 neonates were delivered and 28 (16.7 percent) were delivered.  Delivered outside the clinic. In 19 (11.0 percent) of the neonates, hypoglycaemia was found. The mean gestational age deviation (standard deviation) was 37.8 (3.0) weeks. There were 91 (54.2 percent) males and 77 (45.8 percent) females. 1.2:1 is the male to female ratio. A slightly higher percentage of 9 (32.1%) out-born  Compared to 10 (7.1 percent) of inborn infants, 4 (44.4 percent) of birth < 1500 g compared to 5 (22.7 percent) of birth weight 1500 g-2499 g and 10 (7.3 percent) of birth weight ⁇ 2500 g and 7 (22.6 percent) of infants 36.5 ° C compared to 7 (6.3 percent) of temperature 36.5 ° C-37.5 ° C and 5 (19.2 percent) of temperature > 36.5 ° C compared with 7 (6.3 percent) of temperature 36.5 ° C-37.5 ° C and 5 (19.2 percent) 37.5 ° C, respectively, illustrated hypoglycaemia. No statistically significant correlations were found.  Between hypoglycaemia and maternal risk factors. The popular symptoms that were present were  Jitteriness, cyanosis, tachypnoea, hypotonia, apnoea, instability of temperature, convulsions and lethargy.  In the present study , the prevalence of hypoglycaemia was 11.0 percent. Era of conception, low birth weight  Risk factors reported for neonatal hypoglycaemia were risk factors and respiratory distress. The Maternal Threat  Hypoglycaemia-associated factors were not statistically important in the present study. THE  Tachypnoea and seizures have been the most frequent clinical signs of neonatal hypoglycaemia.

Author (s) Details

Martha Omoo Ochoga

Department of Paediatrics, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Aondoaseer Michael

Department of Paediatrics, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Nigeria.

Onyilo Ogbu

Department of Paediatrics, Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi, Nigeria

Dr. Emeka Uba Ejeliogu

Department of Pediatrics, University of Jos, Nigeria.

Geoffrey Ingyoroko Tolough

Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, College of Health Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria.


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