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Obstetric outcome in the unbooked mother.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9640834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study aimed at determining the outcome of pregnancy in unbooked mothers with regard to maternal complications and foetal outcome. This retrospective study was based on investigations of medical records of 467 unbooked mothers who presented for delivery at the Obstetrics Unit at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, during the period 1991 and 1992, and 415 booked mothers with regular clinic attendance selected as controls. Data collected from the records included patients' socio-demographic characteristics, past obstetric history, prevalence of pregnancy-related diseases, and data relating to labour, delivery, and foetal outcome. Chi-square test and Fisher's exact test were used for assessing the statistical significance of the association between the various factors which were investigated. The tendency for mothers to be booked was found to be significantly associated with their age, occupation, parity, and gestational age at delivery. Booked and unbooked mothers did not differ significantly in relation to the mode of delivery and foetal outcome, although the prevalence of previous complications of pregnancy was generally lower among unbooked mothers. There was no statistically significant association between the absence of antenatal care and outcome of pregnancies, unbooked mothers had a higher proportion of MICU admissions and dead babies compared with the controls. Educating the community about the benefits of receiving regular antenatal care, even if at primary care level, may be of great importance in improving the pregnancy outcome.
Z Abotalib; B Adelusi; A al Meshari; A al Nuaim; N Chowdhury; D Kangave
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-09     Completed Date:  1998-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  KENYA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Chi-Square Distribution
Hospitals, University
Maternal Age
Pregnancy Outcome*
Prenatal Care / standards*
Retrospective Studies
Saudi Arabia
Socioeconomic Factors
Treatment Refusal / statistics & numerical data*

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