Assessment of Minor Disorders among Pregnant Women Attending Malafandi Primary Health Care Centre/Erbil-City
Minor disorder are the discomforts as associated with the pregnancy such as nausea, vomiting, backache, heart burn, constipation, varicose vein, haemorrhoids, frequency of urination, fatigue, and leg cramps. Many women experience some minor disorder during pregnancy; these discomforts should be adequately as they may occur due to hormonal changes and postural changes. The aim of this study was to assess the minor disorder among pregnant women. A descriptive study was conducted in Malafandi Primary Health Care Centre, in December 2020 to January 2021, one hundred pregnant were taken and the data were collected by direct interview. The highest percentage of them within age group between 25–34 years old, graduated from high school with middle economic status. All of them had minor disorders as nausea and vomiting, backache, heart burn, leg cramps, varicose vein, haemorrhoids, fatigue, frequency of urination, constipation, and loss of appetite. There is a statistical significant association between age group with nausea and vomiting, and haemorrhoids (P- value ≤ 0.001 and 0.002 respectively). The findings of this study indicated that most common minor disorder in pregnancy came from fatigue while the lowest came from constipation.
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