Obstetric related residual morbidities among the women in Bangladesh

Begum, A. and Khan, Hafiz (1999) Obstetric related residual morbidities among the women in Bangladesh. Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine, 18 (1). pp. 22-29. ISSN 1012-8697

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Abstract

This study determined the extent of obstetric-related residual morbidities among 500 postmenopausal women in an outpatient department of Narayangang and Dhaka medical college hospitals, Bangladesh. Findings revealed that about 31.4% suffered from obstetric-related gynecological diseases. Muslim women suffered more compared to their non-Muslim counterparts (41.8% vs. 36.4%). Parity was found to have a positive relationship with morbidity, and mothers with parity 5 or higher are at greater risk of suffering. In addition, child death was found to be associated with morbidity. It has also been observed that uterine prolapse was higher among Muslim than non-Muslim respondents (9.49% vs. 51%), among uneducated women, women with parity 5 or higher, and among mothers who have ever experienced a child's death. In the majority of cases, women preferred to deliver their babies at home with the assistance of relatives or dais. However, women who preferred to deliver at home with the assistance of untrained birth attendants were mostly found to suffer from uterine prolapse. The study results imply the need for preventive measures and for improving the sociodemographic, cultural and clinical conditions of postmenopausal women.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health
Medicine and health > Midwifery
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Depositing User: Hafiz Khan
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 06:58
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 08:44
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3802

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