Obstetric morbidity in South India : Results from a community survey.
A sample of 3600 mothers with at least one pre-school age child were interviewed in detail about obstetric problems associated with their last confinement.
About 10% reported one or more of the classic symptoms of pre-eclampsia ; and 8% reported symptoms of potentially life-threatening conditions during delivery, most notably prolonged labour of over 18 hr.
Disorders during the post-partum period were more common ; 10% reported excessive bleeding, loss of consciousness or convulsions (all indicative of potentially serious conditions) and an additional 17% reported symptoms of infections.
The level of health care received by women is described.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Epidémiologie, Accouchement pathologie, Gestation pathologie, Complication, Postpartum, Femme, Homme, Inde, Asie, Sud, Facteur risque, Pays en développement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Epidemiology, Delivery disorders, Pregnancy disorders, Complication, Puerperium, Woman, Human, India, Asia, South, Risk factor, Developing countries
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Cote : 96-0477877
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 10/04/1997.