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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-24
Maternal Factors And Pregnancy Out Come In Hospital Setting


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Research Question: What are the outcomes of pregnancy in hospital setting and their relationship with some maternal factors. Objectives: To Assess – 1. Pregnancy outcome in the form of live births, pregnancy wastage, birth weight and complications. 2. Type of delivery in hospital setting and its indications. 3. Impact of maternal factors like age, birth order, gestation period and morbidity on above pregnancy outcomes. Study design: Hospital based longitudinal study. Participants: Antenatal mothers admitted in labour room of S.N. Hospital, Agra for delivery. Sample size: 1000 pregnant mothers. Study variables: Gestation period, birth order, morbidity, type of delivery, maternal complications, birth weight, pregnancy wastage. Statistical analysis: Proportions, Z test, Chi-square test. Results: After studying the 1000 hospital termination of pregnancies, it was found that pre-term and post-term deliveries were 19.1 and 15.2%, respectively. Pregnancy wastage was 11.6%, being minimum in term deliveries. 27% of mothers were primigravida while one fourth were with birth order 4 or more. 18% mothers had some complications which were 69% in mothers with birth order 4 and above, 17% had severe anemia. The instrumental/caesarean deliveries were 38%, commonest indication being non-progress of labour. The average birth weight was 2.8kg+0.42 being highest in term deliveries and healthy mothers, lowest was in anemic mothers.


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