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Title: Prevalence of selected reproductive tract infections among pregnant women attending an urban maternal and childcare unit in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Authors: Begum, Afroza
Nilufar, Sofia
Akter, Khaleda
Rahman, Abdur
Khatoon, Fatema
Rahman, Motiur
Keywords: Vaginosis, Bacterial
Pregnancy
Trichomonas vaginalis
Syphilis
Cross-sectional studies
Bangladesh
Issue Date: 4-Sep-2007
Series/Report no.: J Health Popul Nutr
2003 Jun;21(2):112-116
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted during May-December 2000 among pregnant women attending an urban maternal and childcare-delivery unit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to assess the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and syphilis. All pregnant women at 16-24 weeks gestation attending the clinic for antenatal check-up irrespective of symptoms were enrolled. Sociodemographic information and obstetric history were obtained from each enrolled subject. High vaginal swabs and serum samples were tested for bacterial vaginosis, and T. vaginalis and syphilis respectively. In total, 284 pregnant women were enrolled. Of them, 17.7% had bacterial vaginosis, 1.4% had Trichomonas infection, and 3% had syphilis. The prevalence of bacterial vaginosis was higher in women with low socioeconomic status.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/132
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