This is a retrospective study and so is subjected to limitations of the design of such studies. It is, however, a good tool to use to review past activities and make amends as appropriate. It is economical, produces rapid results and has been found useful in many developing economies. The total number of deliveries and […]
There were 2,393 deliveries between January 1997 and December 2002, with 127 (5.30%) patients fulfilling the criteria for hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. The yearly breakdown from 1997 to 2002 is as follows 16/438 (36.5 per 1,000), 13/402 (32.3 per 1,000), 13/194 (67.0 per 1,000), 19/940 (20.2 per 1,000), 25/443 (56.4 per 1,000) and 41/476 (86.1 […]
Medical records of pregnant patients between January 1997 and December 2002 at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu (in southwestern Nigeria) were retrieved and analyzed. The obstetrics department of the hospital had its full complement of specialist obstetricians about late 1996. Patients who were labeled as hypertensive and satisfied the inclusion criteria as stated […]
INTRODUCTION Hypertension (HTN) is the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria. The crude prevalence rate for females is 11.2%, while the age-adjusted rate is 9.3%. HTN is also the most common medical disorder of pregnancy worldwide. It has been estimated that 5-10% of all pregnancies are complicated by HTN.