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dc.contributor.advisor Maimela, E.
dc.contributor.advisor Ntuli, T. S. Ntshauba, Elelwani Thelma 2021-07-26T08:53:12Z 2021-07-26T08:53:12Z 2020
dc.description Thesis (MPH.) -- University of Limpopo, 2020 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and the associated risk factors in the Greater Giyani Area, Mopani District. Quantitative cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted to determine the prevalence rate and risk factors of GDM. Data was collected using questionnaire and data entry form. One hundred and one (101) pregnant women who were attending antenatal clinic visits at Nkhensani Hospital, Nkhensani Gateway Clinic and Giyani Healthcare Centre participated in the study. The SPSS programme was used and p-value of <0.05 was considered significant. The study found that the prevalence of GDM in the area was 1.9%. Pregnant women above 30 years with secondary education, employed, obese and at gestational age of 31-35 weeks were more likely to present with GDM. A family history of diabetes was significantly associated with development of GDM. In conclusion, the universal screening approach for GDM needs to be adopted by all health institutions. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 87 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Gestational diabetes mellitus en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Risk factors en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Diabetes in pregnancy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pregnancy -- Complications en_US
dc.title Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus in the Greater Giyani Area, Mopani District, Limpopo Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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