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Risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight in pregnant women living in rural India: a prospective cohort study (2017)
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Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P. R., Dixit, J. V., Tata, L. J., & Fogarty, A. W. (2017). Risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight in pregnant women living in rural India: a prospective cohort study. Public health, 151, (63-73). doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2017.06.023. ISSN 0033-3506

© 2017 The Royal Society for Public Health Objective The aim of this prospective study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight (LBW) in pregnant women living in Maharashtra state, India. Study design... Read More

Healthcare benefits linked with Below Poverty Line registration in India: Observations from Maharashtra Anaemia Study (MAS) (2017)
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Ahankari, A., Fogarty, A., Tata, L., & Myles, P. (2017). Healthcare benefits linked with Below Poverty Line registration in India: Observations from Maharashtra Anaemia Study (MAS). F1000Research, 6, 25. doi:10.12688/f1000research.10556.1

© 2017 Ahankari A et al. A 2015 Lancet paper by Patel et al. on healthcare access in India comprehensively discussed national health programmes where some benefits are linked with the country's Below Poverty Line (BPL) registration scheme. BPL regist... Read More

Factors associated with preterm delivery and low birth weight: a study from rural Maharashtra, India (2017)
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Ahankari, A., Bapat, S., Myles, P., Fogarty, A., & Tata, L. (2017). Factors associated with preterm delivery and low birth weight: a study from rural Maharashtra, India. F1000Research, 6, 72. doi:10.12688/f1000research.10659.1

© 2017 Ahankari A et al. Background Although preterm delivery and low birth weight (LBW) have been studied in India, findings may not be generalisable to rural areas such as the Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. There is limited information ava... Read More

Proceedings of the inaugural International Summit for Medical Nutrition Education and Research (2016)
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Laur, C., Ball, L., Ahankari, A., Avdagovska, M., Crowley, J., Deen, D., …Ray, S. (2016). Proceedings of the inaugural International Summit for Medical Nutrition Education and Research. Public health, 140, (59-67). doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2016.08.023. ISSN 0033-3506

© 2016 The Royal Society for Public Health Medical Nutrition Education (MNE) has been identified as an area with potential public health impact. Despite countries having distinctive education systems, barriers and facilitators to effective MNE are co... Read More

Comparison of the NBM 200 non-invasive haemoglobin sensor with Sahli's haemometer among adolescent girls in rural India (2016)
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Ahankari, A. S., Dixit, J. V., Fogarty, A. W., Tata, L. J., & Myles, P. R. (2016). Comparison of the NBM 200 non-invasive haemoglobin sensor with Sahli's haemometer among adolescent girls in rural India. BMJ Innovations, 2(4), (144-148). doi:10.1136/bmjinnov-2016-000139. ISSN 2055-642X

© 2016, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Objective The study objective was to compare haemoglobin (Hb) measurements between the NBM 200 (non-invasive Hb sensor) and Sahli’s haemometer in adolescent girls in a rural Indian setting. Methods P... Read More

Assessment of a non-invasive haemoglobin sensor NBM 200 among pregnant women in rural India (2016)
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Ahankari, A. S., Fogarty, A. W., Tata, L. J., Dixit, J. V., & Myles, P. R. (2016). Assessment of a non-invasive haemoglobin sensor NBM 200 among pregnant women in rural India. BMJ Innovations, 2(2), (70-77). doi:10.1136/bmjinnov-2015-000085. ISSN 2055-642X

© 2016, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Objective This study aimed to assess a noninvasive haemoglobin (Hb) sensor NBM 200 in pregnant women in a rural Indian setting. Methods The study population consisted of women between 3 and 5 months... Read More

Banning of fetal sex determination and changes in sex ratio in India (2015)
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Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P., Tata, L. J., & Fogarty, A. W. (2015). Banning of fetal sex determination and changes in sex ratio in India. The Lancet global health, 3(9), (E523-E524). doi:10.1016/s2214-109x(15)00053-4. ISSN 2214-109X

Sex-specific feticide is considered to be relatively common practice in India, where the male:female sex ratio at livebirth was about 1·10 in 2010–12,1 as opposed to a comparable sex ratio of 1·06 for Asian countries in 2010.2 These changes have occu... Read More

Maternal smoking and the risk of still birth: systematic review and meta-analysis (2015)
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Marufu, T. C., Ahankari, A., Coleman, T., & Lewis, S. (2015). Maternal smoking and the risk of still birth: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC public health, 15(1), (239). doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1552-5. ISSN 1471-2458

BACKGROUND: Smoking in pregnancy is known to be associated with a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes, yet there is a high prevalence of smoking among pregnant women in many countries, and it remains a major public health concern. We have conducted a... Read More

Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis (2015)
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Ahankari, A., & LeonardiBee, J. (2014). Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis. International journal of medical science and public health, 4(4), (435-445). doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.2212201489. ISSN 2320-4664

A systematic review published in 2000 studied the association between maternal anemia and birth weight; however, some results were inconclusive. A review of randomized control trials and cohort studies published in 2013 concluded that daily prenatal... Read More

India's progress toward the 5 th Millennium Development Goal: A critical review (2014)
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Ahankari, A. (2014). India's progress toward the 5 th Millennium Development Goal: A critical review. Indian journal of maternal and child health : official publication of Indian Maternal and Child Health Association, 16(2), ISSN 0970-8928

The 5th millennium development goal is primarily aimed to reduce maternal deaths by 2015. In response, various maternal and child health initiatives are implemented at national level in India.