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Title: Prevalence and associated risk factors of urinary tract infections in pregnant women admitted on maternity ward in Jinja Regional Referral Hospital
Authors: Edemaga, Deogratius Candia
Keywords: Urinary tract infections
Pregnant women
Maternity ward
Jinja Regional Referral Hospital
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Publisher: Kampala International University, Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Dentistry
Abstract: Background Globally, urinary tract infection and its associated problems are the cause of nearly 150 million deaths per year. The disease can progress in 40-50% of women (Totsika et al., 2012). The prevalence of urinary tract infections in pregnancy ranges from 13-33%, with asymptomatic bacteriuria occurring in 2–10%. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common disorder caused by bacterial agents in pregnancy, which can lead to important complications in newborn of such mothers in case of inappropriate diagnosis and treatment. Methods The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of and associated risk factors of urinary tract infections among pregnant women admitted on maternity ward at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital. The study was a descriptive cross-sectional study using quantitative methods. The calculated sample was 150.Data was collected from pregnant women admitted on maternity ward. Data was coded and tabulated using SPSS program. Results 14% of the studied women had urinary tract infection. Factors associated with UTI during pregnancy were previous low socio-economic status; null parity; low education level and increasing gestational age. Frequency of urination followed by supra-pubic pain, then nocturia, were the common complaints. Conclusion Urinary tract infections remain a prevalent problem during pregnancy especially, in developing countries. Genital hygiene, urination habits and low socioeconomic status play significant role in the occurrence of UTI during pregnancy. These findings could be attributed to lack of knowledge about UTI risk factors and its prevention during pregnancy
Description: A research Report submitted to the faculty of clinical medicine and dentistry of Kampala International University Western Campus in partial fulfillment of award of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBchB)

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