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Natl J Community Med. 2014; 5(1): 61-65

Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: An Ongoing Holocoust

Pratima V Borade; Santosh J Haralkar; Atul V Wadagale.

"Background: Hypertensive disor-ders of pregnancy (H.D.P.) can lead to serious complications for both mother and fetus in her womb.
Objective: To determine preva-lence and some epidemiological factors of hypertensive disordersof pregnancy.
Material and Methods: Present study conducted on pregnant women attending antenatal clinicin medical college.It was a cross- sec-tional study. Information was ob-tained by face-to-faceinterviews of study subjects.
Results:Out of 1566 randomly se-lected study subjects, 95(6%) were hypertensive. Out of 95hypertensive pregnant women 63.3% were diagnosed as pre-eclampsia, 21.1% as gestationalhy-pertension, 11.5% as eclampsia and 4.1% as chronic hypertension. H.D.P. is common inwomen with age group >33yrs (20%), who are-labourer(13.2%). It is more preva-lent in third trimester(11.1%) of pregnancy and in grandmultiparas (21.6%).
Conclusion: Hypertensive disor-ders of pregnancy are one of the common medical complication-sworsening the outcome of preg-nancy.

Key words: pregnancy;hypertension;preva-lence;disorder

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