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Factors associated with pregnancy complications during antenatal period: an extended GEE approach

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dc.contributor.author Tomal, J.H.
dc.contributor.author Khan, H.T. Abdullah
dc.contributor.author Hossain, M.Z.
dc.contributor.author Shabuz, M.Z.R.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-18T05:36:09Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-18T05:36:09Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10361/538
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the paper is to examine the factors affecting pregnancy complications during antenatal period of mothers. The study uses data which have been repeated over time i.e., the nature of the data is longitudinal in type. Thus the generalized estimating equation (GEE) method has been employed to identify the factors associated with the pregnancy complications which constitute binary response. The study reveals important findings. Among others, education of mothers, taking special food during pregnancy and desired index pregnancy are found to be negatively associated with pregnancy related complications i.e., lower risk of complication. Patients visit to health workers during antenatal period is positively associated with identifying the causes of pregnancy related complications. Female literacy and maternal morbidity are intertwined in an inverse relationship i.e., improving the former will reduce the latter. Educated women take better care of themselves. It improves their economic power and ensures a better social and legal status. Pregnant women should take special food in order to get rid of pregnancy related complications. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BRAC University Journal, BRAC University;Vol.2, No.2,pp. 13-22
dc.subject GEE en_US
dc.subject Maternal morbidity en_US
dc.subject Follow-up Data en_US
dc.title Factors associated with pregnancy complications during antenatal period: an extended GEE approach en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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