Prevalence of Neural Tube Defect and its Relative Factors in South-West of Iran

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163921
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prevalence of Neural Tube Defect and its Relative Factors in South-West of Iran
Author(s):
Behrooz, Ahmad
Author Details:
Ahmad Behrooz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahvaz Jondi Shapur University of Medical Sciences, Kianpars, Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, email: ahmadbehrooz@yahoo.com
Abstract:
Purpose: To assess the prevalence of neural tube defect (NTD) and its relative risk factors in the state of Khoozestan. Background: There have been many instances of complicated pregnancies, especially with neural tube defect, in the state of Khoozestan, in Southwestern Iran. Many risk factors are associated with NTD (e.g., socioeconomic status, nutritional deficiency, Arab race, marriage with relatives, multi-parity, hot weather and mutagens like remnants of chemical bombing in this region). Design: An analytic assessment of N.T.D in pregnant women who visited Ahvaz Jondi Shapur university hospitals from March 21.2002 to March 20.2004 was carried out. This was a retrospective study using medical documents, years 2003 and 2004. Results were analytically assessed. Results: From a total of 13,622 pregnant women, 56 pregnancies were complicated with N.T.D. Thus, prevalence was 4.2 in 1000. Prevalence in primigravida was 42.6% and in multigravida was 57.4%. The highest prevalence was among mothers between the ages of 21 to 30 years (72.2%). 31% of couples had family relationships (are related). N.T.D was repeated in 5.4% of the pregnancies. 37.5% of pregnant women whose infants were born with a NTD had blood group of B. Most infants with N.T.D were female (57%) and were born during Spring. The most common anomaly was anencephaly. Significance: Prevalence of N.T.D was 2-4 fold what is mentioned in reference books. This means preventive cares such as folic acid prescriptions must be advised. Regarding the high prevalence of NTD in the Spring season, we can conclude that neural tube defects are greater in women who conceive in summer and probably the weather is one risk factor.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevalence of Neural Tube Defect and its Relative Factors in South-West of Iranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBehrooz, Ahmaden_US
dc.author.detailsAhmad Behrooz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ahvaz Jondi Shapur University of Medical Sciences, Kianpars, Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran, email: ahmadbehrooz@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163921-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To assess the prevalence of neural tube defect (NTD) and its relative risk factors in the state of Khoozestan. Background: There have been many instances of complicated pregnancies, especially with neural tube defect, in the state of Khoozestan, in Southwestern Iran. Many risk factors are associated with NTD (e.g., socioeconomic status, nutritional deficiency, Arab race, marriage with relatives, multi-parity, hot weather and mutagens like remnants of chemical bombing in this region). Design: An analytic assessment of N.T.D in pregnant women who visited Ahvaz Jondi Shapur university hospitals from March 21.2002 to March 20.2004 was carried out. This was a retrospective study using medical documents, years 2003 and 2004. Results were analytically assessed. Results: From a total of 13,622 pregnant women, 56 pregnancies were complicated with N.T.D. Thus, prevalence was 4.2 in 1000. Prevalence in primigravida was 42.6% and in multigravida was 57.4%. The highest prevalence was among mothers between the ages of 21 to 30 years (72.2%). 31% of couples had family relationships (are related). N.T.D was repeated in 5.4% of the pregnancies. 37.5% of pregnant women whose infants were born with a NTD had blood group of B. Most infants with N.T.D were female (57%) and were born during Spring. The most common anomaly was anencephaly. Significance: Prevalence of N.T.D was 2-4 fold what is mentioned in reference books. This means preventive cares such as folic acid prescriptions must be advised. Regarding the high prevalence of NTD in the Spring season, we can conclude that neural tube defects are greater in women who conceive in summer and probably the weather is one risk factor.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:56Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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