Zentralbl Gynakol. 1986;108(8):473-81.
291 giant babies with a birth weight over 5000 g (= 0.58 per cent) were registered among 49,976 newborns, delivered in the Central Hospital of Az Zawiyah (Libya) within 9 years. Some etiological factors have been made responsible for the origin of this intrauterine macrosomy. High multiparity combined with high age of the mothers are of evident importance. A second equivalent factor is the habit of nourishment with vegetable in this region. Diabetes mellitus and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are not so much frequent causal factors of giant babies than in middle of europe, where the total frequency is considerably lower. The stillbirthrate of 12.7 per cent is significant increased compared to a control group, but in the same level of comparable studies.
Keywords: The giant infant (birth weight equal to or greater than 5,000 g) in obstetrical records of the Az Zawiyah/Libya Central Hospital