PREVALENCE OF HYPERTENSION IN PREGNANT FEMALES ATTENDING OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY OPD OF ADESH MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL , MOHRI, SHAHABAD

Rashmi Chandel, Richa Gupta, Amit Kumar, Archana Goel, Garima Shivhare

Abstract


Hypertension is  major problem in pregnancy. The present study was done to find the prevalence of hypertension in pregnant females. Out of 2689 pregnant females who attended OPD during 6 months, 210 were diagnosed with hypertensive disease of pregnancy. They were divided in different groups according to age, no. of pregnancies and gestational age. Prevalence of hypertension in pregnant females was found to be 7.8%. It was most prevalent in females of ≥ 30 years age (51.90%), in multigravida (>2 pregnancies) (40%) and in females with gestational age 23-28 weeks (49.04%). Severe diastolic hypertension (>110 mm of Hg) was more prevalent (53.33%) than severe systolic hypertension (>190 mm of Hg) (31.90%) and it also increases with increase in age. This study will help to educate people about risk factors of hypertension which will reduce the prevalence of hypertension in pregnant females.


Keywords


Hypertension, Pregnant females, Prevalence, gestational age

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