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Prevalence of infertility in rural areas of Kafr El-Sheikh-Egypt: a community-based study.
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PMID:  17216938     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current study was carried out in Desok district-Kafr El Sheikh province, to measure the prevalence of primary and secondary infertility among rural women and to study some risk factors as well. The study included 1125 married women between 15-49 years. The results of the study showed that; 7.9% reported secondary infertility 2.5% experienced primary infertility, the prevalence of primary infertility is higher among women under 30 years than older ages, and secondary infertility increases with advance in age. Both types of infertility were higher among women married under the age of 16 or above 30 years. There was an insignificant difference between fertile group and infertile groups regarding age at menarche. Irregular menses was significantly higher among infertile groups compared to fertile group. Secondary infertility group had significant higher abortion and difficult labor than fertile group. There was an insignificant difference between the study groups regarding illiteracy rate. Chronic illnesses of women as well as husbands were significantly more reported among women with secondary infertility. In conclusion, the overall prevalence of infertility is 10.4 %.
G Mohsen; M El-Awady; O Abdelazeem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0013-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-12     Completed Date:  2007-02-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505602     Medline TA:  J Egypt Public Health Assoc     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shims University.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Egypt / epidemiology
Infertility / epidemiology*
Rural Population

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