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Title: Epidemiology of high risk pregnancy in Sousse, Tunisia
Authors: Bouafia, N.
Mahjoub, M.
Nouira, A.
Ben Aissa, R.
Sa‹di, H.
Guedana, N.
Njah, M.
Issue Date: 2013
Language: French
Abstract: This 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
Description: 465 - 473
Keywords: Pregnancy
Risk Factors
epidemiology
Subject: Pregnancy, High-Risk
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118377
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v19/05/EMHJ_2013_19_5_465_473.pdf
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