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Table 4 Common Risk Factors for Anemia, Hypertension, and GDM

From: Developing targeted client communication messages to pregnant women in Bangladesh: a qualitative study

Risk factors for anemia Risk factors for hypertension Risk factors for GDM
Age < 20 Age ≥ 35 [44] Age > 25 [45]
Low Body Mass Index [46, 47] High body weight/high Body Mass Index [44] High Body Mass Index [45, 48]
Grand multiparity [49, 50] Nulliparity [20, 51] Grand multiparity [52]
Multiple pregnancies [50] Previous hypertension [51] Multiple pregnancies [45]
  Previous Small for Gestational Age [53, 54] Previous hypertension [45]
  Previous prenatal mortality [55, 56] Previous GDM [45]
  Family history of hypertension [44, 51] Previous perinatal mortality [55]
   Family history of DM [45]
  1. GDM Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, DM Diabetes Mellitus