Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection in Antenatal cases: A Prospective Hospital Based Study
Background: UTIs are one of the most commonly occurred and costly medical complication of pregnancy. It is diagnosed in nearly 20% of all pregnancies. It is also responsible for 10% of hospitalization during pregnancy.
Methods: Total 125 antenatal patients were observed out of which 32 had urinary tract infection. This study is conducted in Dept. of OBG, LBKMCH, Saharsa.
Results: Prevalence in our study, the presence of bacteriuria (32) in well status women is found to be 25.6%.
Conclusion: This study concludes that, improper health behaviors and genital hygiene along with increased sexual activity, urination habits, socioeconomic level and dietary habits play significant role in the occurrence of UTI during pregnancy.
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