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Obstetric outcome in pregnant women subjected to domestic violence.
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PMID:  19764670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of domestic violence and its relationship to adverse obstetric outcomes amongst pregnant women who deliver at a tertiary level hospital in Zaria, Nigeria. METHOD: A cross-sectional study involving 310 women who delivered at the labour ward. Questionnaires were administered to parturient women. Details of their socio-demographic characteristics and obstetric outcome were compiled and the relationship to experiences of domestic violence studied. RESULTS: The prevalence of domestic violence was 28.4%. There was positive relationship between domestic violence during pregnancy, non-supervision of pregnancy and poor attendances to antenatal clinic (p<0.05). There was however, no statistically significant relationship between domestic violence, and complications of labour and neonatal outcome (p>0.05). CONCLUSION: The prevalence of domestic violence in pregnancy is high in this environment. Poor attendances to the antenatal clinic is a significant association.
N Ameh; S O Shittu; M A Abdul
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of clinical practice     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1119-3077     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Clin Pract     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-21     Completed Date:  2009-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101150032     Medline TA:  Niger J Clin Pract     Country:  Nigeria    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Domestic Violence / statistics & numerical data*
Nigeria / epidemiology
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Young Adult

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