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Prevalence and Contributing Factors of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension among Women Admitted in MGMCRI from Jan-Dec 2016

S. Lavanya

Keywords : Perinatal morbidity, gestational hypertension

Citation Information : Lavanya S. Prevalence and Contributing Factors of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension among Women Admitted in MGMCRI from Jan-Dec 2016. 2018; 11 (3):1-4.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-11-3-1

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Pregnancy induced hypertension is considered high risk when the potential complications that could affect the mother or fetus or both. Pregnancy induced hypertension is estimated to affect 7% to 10% of all pregnancies. This is a major cause of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity.1 The objectives of the study was, to assess the prevalence of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension, to find out the contributing factors of pregnancy induced hypertension. A retrospective descriptive research design was adopted for the study. All case sheets of pregnancy induced hypertension from Jan-Dec 2016 were selected from Medical Record Department by convenient sampling technique. The required information was collected from the records. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The result revealed that the prevalence was found to be 35 (2.51%) out 1392 women admitted in obstetrical unit. Out of the 35 women, 32 (92%) had gestational hypertension and 3 (8%) had chronic hypertension.

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