A high proportion of maternal mortality in developing countries is caused by abortion, especially in such countries with limited abortion laws. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of abortion and related factors of abortions in Tetovo population during period of 2012 – 2017 years. This cross-sectional study was carried out in Tetovo province. Data were collected from Clinical Hospitals of Tetovo in Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. All abortions from 2012 to June 2017 considered as the source population. The risk factors including maternal age, parity, abortion, pregnancy risk factors, maternal nationality, maternity insurance, preterm labor, place of birth, type were compared between normal birth and abortion groups. The data for the research came from 3198 randomly selected pregnant female using structured and questionnaires, data were collected during the period from 201 to June 2017. The results showed that the prevalence of abortion in this study was hight, and there was statistically significant relationship between abortion and maternal age, the higher level of education, socio-economic levels (excluding middle level), the age of marriage, the number of live children. There was no significant relationship between abortion and residence, occupation and type of marriage. Also artificial abortions and missed abortions are in higher rates of induced labour, compare to incomplete, spontaneous abortions and blighted ovum.
Keywords: abortions , prevalence, risk factor.
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