A Study On Maternal Factors And Pregnancy Outcome In Medical College Hospital Of Jhansi City
Research Question : What are the maternal factors which affect the pregnancy outcome. Objectives : To study the effects of maternal factors on the outcome of pregnancy in terms of pregnancy wastage as abortions or stillbirths and to assess the magnitude of low birth babies. Study Design: Cross-sectional study Study Area: maternity wards of department of obstetrics & Gynecology of M.L.B. Medical college.Jhansi (U.P.) Participants : 1350 pregnant women, who were admitted in the maternity wards & their new born babies Study variables : Age, parity, education, per capita income, inter pregnancy interval Statistical analysis:Chi-square test Results : Live born babies were 81.48% while pregnancy wastage was 18.52% Among the live born babies 44.36% had normal weight at birth & 55.64% were low birth weight. Out of total pregnancy wastage, 58.80% were terminated as abortions and 41.20% as still births.