An Epidemiological Analysis of Major Pregnancy Complications among Women in Bangladesh: Trends, Risk Factors, and Outcomes
Asian Journal of Pregnancy and Childbirth,
Background: Pregnancy complications present significant health challenges, particularly in nations like Bangladesh where access to maternal healthcare varies. This study aimed to provide an epidemiological analysis of major pregnancy complications among Bangladeshi women, offering insights into trends, risk factors, and outcomes.
Methods: A cross-sectional design was utilized, encompassing a sample size of 3,832 women. The study focused on identifying the trends over recent years, examining various risk factors, and contrasting complications between urban and rural settings. Data was subjected to chi-square tests to determine significance.
Results: The prevalence of major pregnancy complications remained stable over the years. Significant risk factors identified include age (both <20 and >35), low socioeconomic status, having more than three previous pregnancies, inadequate prenatal visits, and poor nutritional status. A statistically significant disparity in complications was evident between urban (50.0%) and rural (56.3%) settings.
Conclusion: The persistent prevalence of pregnancy complications among Bangladeshi women underscores the crucial need for targeted healthcare interventions. Recognizing and addressing the salient risk factors and bridging the urban-rural divide are imperative steps towards improving maternal health outcomes in the nation.
- Pregnancy complications
- epidemiological analysis
- maternal health in Bangladesh
- risk factors
- urban-rural disparities
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