EXTENT OF RISK FACTORS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN THI-QAR AT 2010.
AbstractA descriptive cross sectional epidemiological study including 1463 pregnant women in Nasseriyah center of Thi-qar governorate extended from the 1st week of January 2009 till the last week of December 2010was under taken to estimate the extent of high risky pregnancy among antennal care attendants and to relate risk factors with selected socio-demographic characters. The study covered pregnant women attending 6 primary health care centers randomly selected from a list containing all the health centers in the city at. A systematic sample of record- based was used selecting every 5th recorded women with a random starting point. Anaemia, abortion, Cesarean section, hypertension, birth interval less than 2 years were the most prevalent risk factors among pregnant women attending health care centers. There was a strong positive association between socio-demographic characters of pregnant women with the risk factors. High prevalence of risk factors in this study than the other comparative studies. More health education, bettering of recording systems, more attention for the at risk pregnancy were the recommendations of the study.
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