Epidemiology of Ectopic Pregnancy in Hamadan Province

AUTHORS

Fatemeh Shobeiri 1 , * , Parisa Parsa 2 , Mansour Nazari 3

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1 Department of Maternal and Child Health, Research Center for Child and Maternity Care, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

2 Department of Community Health, Research Center for Child & Maternity Care, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

3 Department of Medical Entomology, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (4); e93499
Published Online: July 27, 2011
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: February 09, 2011
Accepted: April 14, 2011

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Abstract

Background: The blastocyst implantation in any place other than uterus cavity endometrium is called ectopic pregnancy. The prevalence of ectopic pregnancy is different in various countries. This study has been conducted to investigate the epidemiology of ectopic pregnancy in Hamadan province during 2000-2010.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a retrospective descriptive study. The data on 872 ectopic pregnancies were extracted by questionnaires from the files in the records department of hospitals and delivery centers in Hamadan province during 2000-2010. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and the obtained data were analyzed using SPSS-16 software.
Results: The frequency of ectopic pregnancy in Hamadan province during 2000-2010 was averagely 2.6 per 1000 pregnancies. Tubal pregnancy with 95.2% is the most prevalent type of ectopic pregnancy most of which had occurred in the right tube (52.4%). Most ectopic pregnancies (52.2%) were in the age group of 25-34.
Conclusion: The prevalence of ectopic pregnancy in Hamadan province during the mentioned years has been 2.6 in 1000 pregnancies, which is lower compared to many existing data. However, the prevalence of ectopic pregnancy in this province has increased over time, so that it has become 3.3 times as much from 2000-2010.

Keywords

Ectopic pregnancy Epidemiology Iran

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