Morbidity Pattern Study among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Community Health Centre

Published on:January 2018
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017; 10(4):276-281
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijopp.10.4.56

Morbidity Pattern Study among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinic at Community Health Centre

Authors and affiliation (s):

Jalpa Suthar, Kripa Patel

Department of Pharmacology, Ramanbhai Patel College of Pharmacy, Charotar University of Science and Technology, CHARUSAT– campus, Changa,Tal- Petlad, Dist- Anand Pin code -388421. Gujarat, INDIA.


Background: About half a million women die every year of causes related to obstetrics complication. Complication can arise at any time during pregnancy; child birth and post natal period and in absence of intervention, there is a high feto-maternal morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to know the morbidity pattern and pregnancy outcome among the antenatal attending to the community health centre. Method: A prospective observational study was conducted on pregnant women during August 2013 to December 2013. Data regarding maternal socio-demographic profile and antenatal profile was collected. Results: A total 512 pregnant women attended the health centre of whom, 88.87% patients had at least one morbidity pattern or complain. In our study moderate anemia (65.26%), severe anemia (13.79%) and pregnancy induced hypertension (4.78%) were the most common morbidities. Further, morbidity pattern like, pregnancy associated common complains, mild anemia abnormal presentation, abortion, preterm labor, oligohydramnios, urinary tract infection and HIV were also reported. Conclusion: Maternal morbidity is notably high, although most of the common problems were not lifethreatening. They are more likely to have marked influence on their well-being and health status in the long run. Most conditions could be addressed through provision of health promotion and preventive interventions.

Keywords: Antenatal, Obstetric complication, Outcome of pregnancy, Pregnancy.


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