Login Contact Us
Jul 2019, Vol 7, Issue 3
Advanced Search
Title
Authors
Keyword
Poll
How do you find the scientific quality of the published articles on our web site?


Original Article
Socio-economic Risk Factors of Spontaneous Preterm Birth Among Saudi Women: A Case-Control Study
Hayfaa A Wahabi
Research Chair of Evidence-based Healthcare and Knowledge Translation, Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

IJWHR 2019; 7: 276-280
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2019.46
Viewed : 502 times
Downloaded : 320 times.

Keywords : Socio-economic risk factors, Spontaneous preterm birth, Case-control study, Saudi Arabia
Full Text(PDF) | Related Articles
Abstract
Objectives: The aim of this study was to identify the effect of socio-economic factors such as family income, employment, housing education, and tobacco smoke exposure on spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) in Saudi women.

Materials and Methods: A matched case-control study was conducted on 150 women with SPTB delivery and 150 women with spontaneous full-term delivery, in three hospitals in Riyadh. Cases and controls were matched in terms of age and parity. Then, information on maternal socio-economic risk factors was obtained through face-to-face interviews. The odds ratio (OR) for risk factors and a 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated as well. Finally, a multiple logistic regression model was used to control potential confounding factors.

Results: Based on the results, factors including first-degree consanguinity (adjusted OR [AOR] =3.72, 95% CI=1.52-9.12), exposure to tobacco smoke (AOR=2.62, 95% CI=1.03-6.66), and low family income (AOR=4.63, 95% CI=1.62-13.27) were all associated with an increased risk of SPTB.

Conclusions: Overall, SPTB in Saudi Arabia was found to be correlated with first-degree consanguinity, low family income, and exposure to tobacco smoke. Therefore, public health interventions conducted to address these associated factors may contribute to the reduction in the prevalence of PTB.

Cite By, Google Scholar

Google Scholar

Articles by A Wahabi H

PubMed

Articles by Hayfaa A Wahabi

Submit Paper
Online Submission System
IJWHR ENDNOTE ® Style Tutorials Publication Charge Women's Reproductive Health Research Center About Journal
Publication Information
Published Article Statistics