Impact of Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors on Reproductive Tract Infections during Reproductive Age Group (18–45 Years)

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Author
1. Manjiri Desai
2. Sreesti Jaiswal
3. Vasudha Sawant
ISSN
0974-8938
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10006-1699
Volume
11
Issue
4
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@1a442f94 ,
2. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@14e0d3a7 ,
3. com.mps.common.model.Contributor@16e3da56
Article keywords
Demographic, Reproductive tract infection, Socioeconomic

Abstract

Introduction: The aims of this study were to identify the prevalence of reproductive tract infection (RTI) in married women of reproductive age group (18–45 years), to analyze the impact of socioeconomic and demographic factors on RTIs, to treat the underlying cause. Materials and methods: A total of 500 women were examined; out of those, 300 women were found to have RTIs and were enrolled for further study and evaluation. Appropriate antibiotics were given to them and then followed. Results: The study results showed a high prevalence of RTI (60%). The highest prevalence was found among the age group between 26 years and 29 years, followed by 30–33 years and 34–37 years. The most affected women were from rural population (80%), low socioeconomic group (63.4%), and illiterate (59%). Conclusion: The present study showed a high prevalence of RTI. It needs a further deep study on their literacy and economic factors to evaluate and analyze the impact of these factors on RTIs.

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