Effect of socio-cultural factors on spontaneousabortion in Burdur, Turkey: A population based case-control study
Objective: To determine the sociocultural factors that have effect on spontaneous abortion in Burdur, Turkey.
Methods: Study was designed as case-control study. The case group consist of 257 women whose pregnancies ended with spontaneous abortion. The control group consisted of 514 women whose pregnancy continued since 22 weeks and more during the study. Chi-square, and backward LR logistic regression were utilized in analyses.
Results: In multifactorial-analyses it was determined that four factors (educational status of women, employment status of women, exposure to physical violence and non-receipt of ANC) created independent risk on spontaneous abortions.
Conclusions: Pregnant women with these risk factors should be followed up more frequently and in a more qualified way in primary and secondary and tertiary health institutions.
How to cite this:Catak B, Oner C, Sutlu S, Kilinc S. Effect of socio-cultural factors on spontaneous abortion in Burdur, Turkey: A population based case-control study. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(5):1257-1262. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.325.10078
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