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Title: Prevalence of induced abortion and associated complications in women attending hospitals in Isfahan
Authors: Majlessi, F.
Forooshani, A.R.
Shariat, M.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: A high proportion of maternal deaths are caused by abortion, especially induced abortion. This cross-sectional study determined the prevalence of illegally-induced abortion prior to admittance and its associated risk factors in 8 maternity hospitals in Isfahan, Islamic Republic of Iran, during 2003-04. In confidential interviews with 417 women who attended the hospitals with abortion, 50 [12.0%] reported that it was illegally induced. These abortions had a significant correlation with fever, septic shock and septic abortion. Of all pregnancies, 35.0% were unwanted, and 27.1% of these were illegally-terminated by induced abortions. Unwanted pregnancy was one of the most important risk factors for induced abortion [OR = 8.84, 95% CI: 4.36-17.92]
Description: 103-109
Keywords: Prevalence
Abortion, Induced
Cross-Sectional Studies
Risk Factors
World Health Organization
Subject: Abortion, Induced
ISSN: 1020-3397
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