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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.33 supplement 2 No.2 December 2009. -

Hypertensive disorders are among the most common complications in pregnancy and a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors and adverse perinatal outcomes of pregnancies in mothers with hypertensive disorders, as well as the adequacy of prenatal care during the wartime and postwar period in South-Western region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This study included a total of 542 pregnancies with hypertensive disorders during 5-year study period 1995–1999 and 1559 randomly selected controls. Data on risk factors, adverse perinatal outcomes for singleton pregnancies only and prenatal care on pregnant women were extracted from the medical records and compared with controls. Chi-square test and crude odds ratio OR with 95% confidence interval 95% CI were used in statistical analysis. The average five-year incidence of hypertensive pregnancy disorders was 6.5% and it was significantly higher in 1995, the last year of the war, than in the postwar period 1996–1999 p=0.02. Factors significantly associated with hypertensive pregnancy disorders were maternal age >34, nulliparity, multifetal gestation and male newborn p



Autor: Vajdana Tomić - ; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Oleg

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