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The unbooked patient: a lingering obstetric pathology in Jos, Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17999295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
There were 297 unbooked patients constituting 2% of all deliveries in the Jos Teaching Hospital. Mean age and parity were 26.7 +/- 6.8 years and 3.7 +/- 3.0, respectively. Non-literate women accounted for 36.9%, secondary education 26.2% and tertiary education 3.8%. Housewives constituted 81.2% of the mothers. The majority (93%) were married, while 21 (7.1%) were unmarried. Maternal morbidity included pre-term labour (40.1%), intrauterine fetal death (9.1%), abruptio placenta (4.2%) and ante-partum eclampsia (2.8%). Vaginal delivery occurred in 246 (82.8%) and caesarean section in 45 (15.1%). There were five maternal deaths and all died undelivered. There were 78 perinatal deaths (260/1,000 births), and over 65% were due to low birth weight and prematurity. Mean birth weight was 2.5 +/- 0.8 kg and 38.3% were of low birth weight. Unbooked patients remain significant obstetric pathologies in our maternity unit. Community health education is needed to reduce the number of unbooked patients and the associated pathologies.
Authors:
J T Mutihir; Y A Nyiputen
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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:  27     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-13     Completed Date:  2008-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  695-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. jtmutihir01@yahoo.co.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Delivery, Obstetric / utilization*
Developing Countries
Educational Status
Female
Health Education
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Hospitals, Teaching
Humans
Marital Status
Maternal Age
Maternal Mortality
Nigeria / epidemiology
Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology
Pregnant Women*
Prenatal Care / utilization*
Retrospective Studies
Socioeconomic Factors

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