• Watcharee Dankul Faculty of Nursing, Srinakharinwirot University.
  • Lawan Ratasathien Faculty of Nursing, Srinakharinwirot University.
  • Chayapa Inchit Labor Room, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center (MSMC) Hospital, Srinakharinwirot University.


Intrauterine growth restriction, Trend, Incident rate


Objective: To determine the trend, incidence, and factors affecting fetal growth restriction among Thai women pregnants. Method: In this retrospective study, data were collected from 492 women with a singleton pregnancy who had antenal care (ANC) and delivered newborn with low birth weight in the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Medical Center (MSMC) Hospital from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2018. The individual socio-demographic, maternity records and others were reviewed. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Logistic regression were conducted. Results: By each fiscal year, there was no different incidence trend of fetal growth restriction. The incidence rate of fetal growth restriction was 2.4 per 100 person-weeks, the median time of GA at birth 28 weeks. The results revealed that after controlling for individual socio-demographic factors, Late ANC (OR = 2.182, CI = 1.1896 – 4.0017), GA at birth < 37 wk. (OR = 1.765 CI = 1.5679 – 1.9876) and the Ultrasound exam (OR = 0.463, CI = 0.2650 – 0.8101) were found to be significantly associated with logistic regression. Conclusion: We conclude that the late ANC and GA at the birth of pregnant women affect fetal growth restriction. Our findings suggest that the use of ultrasound examination by the second trimester may have a substantial influence on reducing intrauterine growth restriction infants.


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How to Cite

Dankul, W. ., Ratasathien, L. ., & Inchit, C. . (2021). TRENDS, INCIDENCE AND FACTORS DETERMINING INTRAUTERINE GROWTH RESTRICTION . Srinakharinwirot University Journal of Sciences and Technology, 13(25, January-June), 123–135. Retrieved from