/manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Association between chronic arsenic exposure and nutritional status among the women of child bearing age: a case-control study in Bangladesh /manager/Repository/uon:11102 50 μg/L) through drinking water also increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. The synergistic effects (if any) of malnutrition and chronic arsenic exposure may worsen the adverse pregnancy outcomes. This population based case control study reports the association between chronic arsenic exposure and nutritional status among the rural women in Bangladesh. 348 cases (BMI < 18.5) and 360 controls (BMI 18.5–24.99) were recruited from a baseline survey conducted among 2,341 women. An excess risk for malnutrition was observed among the participants chronically exposed to higher concentrations of arsenic in drinking water after adjusting for potential confounders such as participant’s age, religion, education, monthly household income and history of oral contraceptive pills.Women exposed to arsenic >50 μg/L were at 1.9 times (Odds Ratio = 1.9, 95% CI = 1.1–3.6) increased risk of malnutrition compared to unexposed. The findings of this study suggest that chronic arsenic exposure is likely to contribute to poor nutritional status among women of 20–45 years.]]> Wed 11 Apr 2018 12:51:48 AEST ]]> Prevalence and determinants of malnutrition among reproductive aged women of rural Bangladesh /manager/Repository/uon:10473 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:09:16 AEDT ]]>