IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 34 / Issue 3 / pii/2007044

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Original Research

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: risk factors and epidemiologic analysis

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Democritus University of Thrace, General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Alexandroupolis (Greece)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2007, 34(3), 154–158;
Published: 10 September 2007

Objective: To measure the incidence of preeclampsia-eclampsia and its perinatal mortality as they appear in the two major ethnic groups in Thrace: Christian Orthodox and Muslims. Study Design: Incidence and perinatal mortality of preeclampsia-eclampsia were studied retrospectively on all women managed in our clinic for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy who were delivered of a stillborn or healthy neonate between 1986 and 1999. We also compared the prevalence of certain risk factors of the disease as they appear in the above-mentioned distinct ethnic groups. Results: The total incidence of preeclampsia-eclampsia in Thrace was 2.3% and the total perinatal mortality 6.4%. Both variables presented higher values and severe preeclampsia-eclampsia had greater prevalence in the Muslim population. Most risk factors presented statistically significant differences between Christians and Muslims (x2 test, p < 0.05). Conclusions: There was an ethnic variation in most epidemiologic variables of hypertensive disorders in Thrace between Christians and Muslims.

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