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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MILITARY MEDICINE   WINTER 2003 , Volume 4 , Number 4; Page(s) 269 To 276.
 
Paper: 

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF PREGNANCY OUTCOME IN 50 WIFE OF CHEMICAL INJURIES IN KERMAN PROVINCE IN 2000 YEAR

 
 
Author(s):  LALOUEI A., KASHANI ZADEH N.
 
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Abstract: 
After Iraq-Iran war the community encountered with many of the war wounded who suffer from the outcome of the chemical gases which were used by Iraq. These outcomes are divided into early and Late complications. Reproductive outcomes such as spontaneous abortion, low birth weight and preterm labor are delayed outcomes. There are limited studies about these outcomes. The aim of this study was to survey pregnancy outcome in wives of the chemical war wounded and to determine the relation between chemical gas exposure and such results as low birth weight, preterm labor, intra uterine fetal death, fetus abnormality and altered sex ration. We randomly sampled 50 chemically injureds from 2100 chemically injureds in Kerman and obtained questionnaire data concerning chemical gas exposure and reproductive health experience. In these 50 selected chemical victims, there were 120 pregnancies..Among the 120 pregnancies, there were 19%LBW, 13%preterm labor and 8% abortion, low birth weight, Abortion and preterm labor correlation with mothers and fathers age, education and severity of chemical injuries were analyzed in SPSS system. Except for parents age, in other variables p were less than 5% suggesting that the relationship is significant.
 
Keyword(s): PREGNANCY OUTCOME, CHEMICAL INJURIES, LOW BIRTH WEIGHT, PRETERM LABOR, ABORTION, AND DELAYED EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL GASES.
 
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