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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY AND INFERTILITY   2005 , Volume 7 , Number 2; Page(s) 50 To 55.
 
Paper: 

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TWIN PREGNANCY IN MOTAZEDI HOSPITAL OF KERMANSHAH DURING 1998-2000

 
 
Author(s):  KHAZAEI M.*, SALEHI H.
 
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Abstract: 

Objective: Present study was undertaken to determine incidence and some characteristic of twin pregnancy in Motazedi Hospital of Kermanshah.
Materials & Methods: This is a retrospective study on total childbirth during a 3-year period. Data were collected for mothers and infants, and analysis done with descriptive statistics include mean, standard deviation, and percentage.
Results: There were 24.983 births during 3 years, and 402 twins were recorded. The incidence was 16/1000 (1/62 birth). Most twining was related to mothers with 20 - 25 (123 case, 30.6%) and 26 - 30 (117 case, 29.1 %) years old. 170 (42.3%) twins were belonging to first and 91 case (22.6%) to second parity. Twins sexuality includes; 150 (37.3%) boys - boy, 128(31.8%) girls - girl and 122 (30.3%) boy -girl. The average of infant weight was 2220 gr. (700 - 3600) and average of length was 44.6 cm (29.5 -54.5). In 52 (13%) both and 23 case (5.7%) one of the twins died.
Conclusion: According to twins problems, making good plan for education to young mothers, increasing pregnancy and infants care for twins is recommended.

 
Keyword(s): TWIN PREGNANCY, EPIDEMIOLOGY, LBW
 
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