COMMON CAUSES OF RISKY PREGNANCY AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN IRAQ
Dr. Najah Abdulnabi Ali Alhaddad*
Introduction: Pregnancy factors are those that affect women's pregnancy and pregnancy requirements and its
important because their consequences have a higher likelihood of complications or health problems during
pregnancy. Aims: to assess the most common causes of risky pregnancy among women in Iraq during the study
period. Method: A retrospective study was carried out at the Life Statistics Center of the Iraqi Ministry of Health
within 3 months. During this period, the study samples were collected for three years, starting from 2014, 2016 and
2017. For 2015, information was not available in the document. Data was entered to Excel sheet and the STATA
software program was used to analyze this data. Results: Out of 1390205 of pregnant women, the pregnant are
suffering from (anemia, previous abortion, previous caesarean, still birth, blood group incompatibility,
hypertension, multiple gestation, diabetes, and hemorrhage). The higher percentage were in 2017, followed by
2016 and less in 2014. Conclusion: anemia is a most common cause of risky pregnancy among pregnant women
followed by history of caesarean section and abortion.
Keywords: Risky, Anemia, pregnancy; Iraq, causes.
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