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Most newborns had normal birth-weights and no significant relationship was observed between maternal nutrition and birth-weights of newborns. Therefore, newborns that participated in this study have reduced risk of contracting non-communicable diseases in the future. Further work is still required because of the lingering arguments on this subject.

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Annals of African Medicine
Volume / Volumen: 12
Number / Número: 1
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 29-33
Year / Año: 2013
Month / Mes: march

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Other articles written by the author Ahmadu Baba Usman
Otros artículos de Ahmadu Baba Usman

1. Baba Usman Ahmadu, Bello Mustapha, Jonathan Isah Bappariya, Numfor Alfred, Zwabragi Joel. The effects of weathering demonstrated by maternal age on low birthweight outcome in babies. Ethiop J Health Sci 2013;23:27-31.
2. Baba Usman Ahmadu, Rabasa Adamu Ibrahim, Bukbuk David, Musa Alhaji Bukar, Bashir Faruk, Chama Rejoice, Abdulrahim Halima, Fate Bala Zira. Does placental malaria infection impairs the passage of measles antibodies from mothers to their newborn infants?. Glo Adv Res J Med Med Sci 2013;2:1-5.
3. Usman AB, Delia T, Adamu AA, Ngilari UM. Visual acuity testability of children in Bama and Banki towns of Borno state: the need to adopt HOTV protocol in school health programmes. Sudan J Paediatr 2012;12:49-51.
4. Baba UA, Lawan MB, Farouk AG, Machoko Y, Ibrahim HU, Elechi HA. Questioning the acceptability of mothers’ age as a determinant of passive measles immunity in newborn infants. (2012). Int J Trop Med 2012;7:108-110.
5. Baba UA, Bello MA, Akuhwa RT, Alhaji AM, Dawurung JS, Pius S, Saidu G. The influence of gestational age on the loss of maternal measles antibodies in newborn infants in north-eastern nigeria: a call for a review of measles immunization schedule. Afr J Cln Exper Microbiol 2012;13:156-60.
6. Baba Usman Ahmadu, Adebayo Ayub-Eniola Ayodele, Haruna Ngadda, Usman Jungudu, Kyari Sandabe Mustapha. Correlation of maternal albumin and birth weight of babies in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital. Int J Public Health Epidemiol 2012;1:10-3.
7. Baba Usman Ahmadu, Ngilari Maigana Usiju, Ahmad Ibrahim, Apagu Adamu Adiel, Delia Tumba, Musa Rimamchika, Joshua Danji Solomon. Lingering hunger among primary school pupils residing in rural areas of Borno state, North-Eastern Nigeria: implication for education and food supplementation programs. Glo Adv Res J Food Sci Technol 2012;1:93-7.
8. Baba Usman Ahmadu, Ambe Jose Pwavimbo, Rabasa Adamu Ibrahim, Ibrahim Bello Abdullahi, Saidu Isa Hassan, Difirwiti Harry Claphton. The impact of maternal socioeconomic class on maternal measles antibodies of mother-infant pairs at birth in a Nigerian city. Basic Res. J. Med. Clin. Sci 2013;2:37-40.

9. Baba UA, Mustapha MG, Ashir GM, Rabasa AI, Ibrahim BA, Ibrahim HA. Passive measles immunity in a Nigerian Tertiary Health Care Facility: The Influence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection on measles antibody levels in mother-infant pairs at birth. West Afr J med 2012;31:243-46.
10. Baba Usman Ahmadu, Bashir Faruk, Adamu Ijapa Apagu, Mana Hadiza, Malgwi Esther, Sajor Njidda, Ambe Jose Pwavimbo. The role of maternal anthropometry on maternal measles antibodies in mother-baby pairs at birth. IJBPAS 2013; 2(5): 1103-10.

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Ahmadu Baba Usman was invited by SIIC on
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2013, may 3
  The authors' report was accepted on
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2021, march 9
The authors' report was accepted on
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2021, march 9
Published in siicsalud
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2021, june 7

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Family Medicine
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/ Pediatría

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Primary Care
Atención Primaria

Clinical Chemistry
Diagnóstico por Laboratorio



Preventive Pediatrics
Pediatría Preventiva


Public Health
Salud Pública

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Using the Effects of Maternal Nutritional Indicators (Hemoglobin and Total Protein) on Baby's Birth Weight Outcome to Forecast a Paradigm Shift Toward Increased Levels of Non-Communicable Diseases in Children

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Ahmadu Baba Usman1

1 Dr, Federal Medical Center Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria. (fmcy), Yola, Nigeria, Consultant Paediatrician

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