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Tetanus Seroprevalence among Pregnant Women in Ben-U Sen Health Center in Diyarbakir

Ali Ceylan, Nilay Çöplü, Günay Saka, Kadri Gül, Cemile Sönmez, Berrin Esen, Özge Abacı Bozyel.

Abstract
Aim: At the aim of this study was to determine the tetanus seroprevalence among pregnant women and childbearing aged woman living in the Ben-u Sen Health Center region that is in lower socio-economical level.
Materials and methods: In this descriptive study, a team including the staff of health center and several volunteers visited the houses of pregnant women living in the health center coverage region and questionnaires were completed through face to face interviews. The study group included 214 pregnant women. Among them, serum samples of 197 subjects’ were studied for anti-toxic antibody for tetanus. For control, serum samples from 200 women living in the same health center region were collected. It was evaluated as partially protective, protective and longterm protection when tetanus antibody level was 0,01-

Key words: tetanus vaccination in pregnancy, maternal neonatal tetanus, tetanus serosurvey, maternal health



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