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(1998)A total of 154 women were diagnosed with abruptio placentae during the period from December 1995 to August 1996 giving an incidence of 2%. Of these, 104 were normotensive and 50 were hypertensive. There was a higher incidence of abruptio placentae among the age group 15-20 years in hypertensive patients. Hypertension was also found to be an important factor for primigravidae, and abruptio placentae grade III occurred significantly more often in the hypertensive group. Even the hypertensive women who delivered normally were more likely to deliver ...