IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 24 / Issue 3-4 / pii/2003170

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Original Research

Frequency of hydatidiform mole in the rural part of Eskişehir: the first community-based epidemiological study in Turkey

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1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Osmangazi University School of Medicine, Turkey
2 Department of Public Health, Osmangazi University School of Medicine, Turkey
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2003, 24(3-4), 315–316;
Published: 10 June 2003

This epidemiological study was performed in order to determine the frequency of hydatidiform mole (HM) in the rural part of Eskişehir, Turkey. Four mole cases and 6,274 pregnancies were determined in 2,032, women aged 15-49 which was 85% of the target population. Mean age, mean marriage age and mean marriage duration of the interviewed women were 34.7, 19.1 and 15.6 years, respectively. The frequency of HM per 1,000 live births and per 1,000 pregnancies was 0.83 and 0.64, respectively. The fre­quency of HM was lower than the frequencies reported by most of the hospital-based studies. We concluded that there appears to be a need to conduct properly designed community-based studies with well-established case registry systems to find the real inci­dence of HM in Turkey.

Hydatiform mole
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