Epidemiology of high risk pregnancy in Sousse, Tunisia
AbstractThis descriptive study assessed the frequency of selected risk factors for high risk pregnancy [HRP] among women in Sousse region. All pregnant women [beyond 28 weeks gestation] giving birth in 4 public maternity hospitals between 15 February 2005 and 15 August 2005 and who had at least 1 risk factor were enrolled. Data were collected within 24 hours of birth from obstetric and antenatal records and by interview. Of 4660 pregnant women, 1194 [25.6%] had at least 1 risk factor and were considered at-risk pregnancies. Mean age of the at-risk women was 31.3 [SD 5.4] years, 73% were urban residents, 38% had secondary education or higher and 75% were housewives. The mean number of risk factors was 1.5 per woman. The majority of women [59.3%] had 1 risk factor and 30.4% had 2. The mean number of prenatal visits was 4, 68.6% were seen by an obstetrician and 43% used the private sector. Certain factors were inadequately screened: age > 35 years, parity > 4, previous low birth weight and neonatal death, excessive fundal height and anaemia
Bouafia, N., Mahjoub, M., Nouira, A., Ben Aissa, R., Sa‹di, H. et al. (2013). Epidemiology of high risk pregnancy in Sousse, Tunisia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118377
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 19 (5), 465 - 473, 2013
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