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Risk factors for preterm delivery in south western Nigeria.
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PMID:  12881078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This was a case-control study to determine the risk factors of preterm delivery among Nigerian women seen at Obafemi Awolowo University teaching hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria over a period of 9 months. All women delivering preterm were recruited into the study, with two consecutive term deliveries after each preterm delivery serving as controls. Information obtained from the women includes socio-demographic characteristics, past reproductive and present pregnancy history and outcome. Laboratory investigations were conducted as necessary. Bivariate analysis revealed 21 potential risk factors, however, following adjustment by multiple logistic regression only previous preterm delivery (OR 4.68, 2.24-6.31), previous second trimester spontaneous abortion (OR 4.48, 2.32-8.54), heavy and stressful occupation (OR 3.56, 1.05-6.45), premature rupture of fetal membrane (OR 3.46, 1.04-6.45), maternal medical disorders (OR 3.13, 1.56-5.16), body mass index at delivery of less than 23 (OR 3.01, 1.56-5.43), antepartum haemorrhage (OR 2.73, 1.18-6.34), maternal febrile illness (OR 2.84, 1.32-4.52), intrauterine growth retardation (OR 2.14, 0.98-2.34) and multiple pregnancy (OR 1.98, 1.02-2.68) remained as significant factors.
O C Ezechi; O N Makinde; B E K Kalu; S N N Nnatu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-25     Completed Date:  2003-10-01     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous
Body Mass Index
Case-Control Studies
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture
Logistic Models
Nigeria / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Risk Factors
Stress, Physiological

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