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On Analyzing Factors Affecting Severe Pregnancy Complications in Urban Areas of Bangladesh
American Journal of Biological and Environmental Statistics
Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2018, Pages: 98-104
Received: Nov. 18, 2018; Accepted: Dec. 4, 2018; Published: Jan. 14, 2019
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Nishat Tasnim Toosty, Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Pregnancy is a period of increased vulnerability of a woman’s life and this study is designed to identify potential determinants of complications that women in urban areas of Bangladesh face during pregnancy, delivery or after delivery. For the purpose of analysis, data extracted from Urban Health Survey (UHS), 2013 has been used. Bivariate analysis has been performed using Chi-square test and multiple logistic regression model is used to assess the adjusted effect of potential determinants on the pregnancy complications. Migration status, mothers’ education level, wealth index, working status of mothers, NGO (non-governmental organization) membership, received ANC (antenatal care), place of delivery and wanted pregnancy are found to have significant association with severe pregnancy complications. To reduce severe pregnancy, delivery or after delivery complications, the migrant women should be more health conscious during this period; women’s decision regarding pregnancy should be valued considerably and their perception towards health care seeking behavior should be changed.
Chi-square Test, Migration, Multiple Logistic Regression, Severe Pregnancy Complications, UHS
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Nishat Tasnim Toosty, On Analyzing Factors Affecting Severe Pregnancy Complications in Urban Areas of Bangladesh, American Journal of Biological and Environmental Statistics. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2018, pp. 98-104. doi: 10.11648/j.ajbes.20180404.11
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