|Title:||Preterm delivery risk factors: a prevention strategy in Shiraz, Islamic Republic of Iran|
|Abstract:||From 3 February-5 March, 2000, 1117 pregnant women attending 36 health centres in Shiraz were categorized as high risk [n = 519] and low risk [n = 598] based on the presence of preterm delivery risk factors. High-risk women received training on strategies to reduce the risk of premature delivery. The frequencies of preterm delivery in the low- and the high-risk groups were 3.0% and 14.6% respectively [P < 0.001]. The significant factors for preterm delivery were cervical dilation > 1 cm, premature uterine contractions, multifetal gestation and smoking. Premature delivery was significantly lower in the high-risk group compared with a similar group in a previous study who had not received training|
Obstetric Labor, Premature
|Subject:||Obstetric Labor, Premature|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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