MORBIDITY PROFILE OF INDIAN WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY - A PROSPECTIVE STUDY

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Fatemeh Shobeiri
Khyrunnisa Begum

Abstract

Objective: To determine morbidity profile in Indian women during pregnancy.

Material and Methods: A total of 500 pregnant women belonging to middle and high socioeconomic

families from Mysore city, India, were enrolled with confirmed pregnancy within 15-20 days after

conception, and were followed up till delivery. Morbidity profile was monitored daily throughout

pregnancy.

Results: Two different types of morbidities were observed. (i) Seasonal morbidity, which included fever,

cough, body pain and diarrhea, the incidence of such sickness was higher in middle-income group. (ii)

Pregnancy associated morbidity included urinary tract infection, headache, heartburn, constipation, low

back pain, and varicose veins that followed a typical pattern of decrease or increase with advancing

pregnancy.

Conclusion: Incidence rate and mean duration of the common sickness included in the study were

significantly lower in women from high-income group. The present study suggests income to be important

influencing factor on morbidity profile during pregnancy.

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Shobeiri F, Begum K. MORBIDITY PROFILE OF INDIAN WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY - A PROSPECTIVE STUDY. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Jul. 25 [cited 2024 Jul. 14];19(4). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/41
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