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Journal:   ARMAGHAN DANESH   AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2011 , Volume 16 , Number 3 (63); Page(s) 282 To 290.
 
Paper: 

FACTORS AFFECTING UNWANTED PREGNANCIES IN URBAN AREAS OF KOHGILOYEH AND BOYER AHMAD PROVINCE IN 2008

 
 
Author(s):  TABESHFAR Z., HOLAKOUIE NAIENI K., CHAMAN R.*, MALEKAFZALI H., ESHRAGHIAN M.R., FARAROOEI M.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF BASIC SCIENCES, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, SHAHROUD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHAHROUD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction & Objective: Unwanted pregnancies and its complications are one of the most important global problems related to mothers. The aim of the present study was to determine the factors affecting unwanted pregnancies in urban areas of the Kohgiloyeh and Boyer Ahmad province.
Materials & Methods: In this case – control study conducted at Yasuj University of Medical Sciences in 2008, 350 women were chosen as the case group, and 700 women as the control group. During the study, data collection forms were completed by each group. Subsequently, the collected data was analyzed using SPSS version 16 by using the logistic regression, univariate, and multivariate analysis.
Results: According to the results of univariate analysis, the variables husband’s education in primary school , age of the last child under one, uncertain prevention methods and receiving means of prevention from the private sector revealed that significant differences existed between the two groups (P Value<0/05). Finally, the multivariate analysis beetwen husband education variables, age of the last child , prevention methods, and receiving a contraceptive device, a significant correlation was observed with unwanted pregnancy(P Value <0/05).
Conclusion: Results of this study determined that three variables (contraceptive method, the place of obtaining means, and level of her husband education) are the most important variables which affect the chance of increasing of unwanted pregnancy in users of contraceptive methods.

 
Keyword(s): UNWANTED PREGNANCY, CASE-CONTROL, RISK FACTORS
 
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