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Title: Unintended pregnancy in Egypt: evidence from the national study on women giving birth in 1999
Authors: Shaheen, A.A.
Diaaeldin, M.
Chaaya, M.
El Roueiheb, Z.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: The current study aimed to estimate the prevalence and correlates of unintended pregnancy among ever-married women. The study sample was 2349 ever-married women aged 15-49 years who gave birth in 1999. Unintended pregnancy was defined as unwanted and mistimed pregnancies. Of these, 431 [18.5%] women reported unintended pregnancy: 137 were mistimed [5.9%] and 294 were unwanted [12.6%]. Women of older age, living in frontier governorates, with poor knowledge of the ovulatory cycle, having a more than ideal family size, using contraceptive methods and having 4 or more children were at increased odds of reporting unintended pregnancies. Fewer antenatal care visits and low child weight at birth were significantly associated with unintended pregnancy
Description: 1392-1404
Keywords: Pregnancy, Unwanted
Pregnancy Outcome
Birth Rate Surveillance
Population Surveillance
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Subject: Pregnancy, Unplanned
ISSN: 1020-3397
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