Hospital Based Study of Urinary Tract Infections among Pregnant Women in Kashmir

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Naseer Ahmad Bhat

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Published: 11 May 2020 | Article Type :


This study was carried out to determine the incidence of urinary tract infection(UTI) among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics at some selected hospitals in kashmir. The sampling lasted for four months from May to August, 2018. Fifty urine samples were collected using sterile disposable universal containers. The samples were transported to Microbiology Laboratory of Jammu and kashir, using microscopy, gram staining and biochemical tests for the identification of the microorganisms. The results obtained showed that 26 (61.5%) pregnant women were infected and age bracket 26-30 years had the highest incidence of UTIs with infection rate of 89.8%. Pregnant women in their second trimesters were most infected with infection rate of 66.7%. However, the statistical analysis revealed significant difference between UTIs and gestational age/educational status of the pregnant women (p-value<0.05).

Keywords: Urinary tract infections, Pregnant women, microbiological study.

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Naseer Ahmad Bhat. (2020-05-11). "Hospital Based Study of Urinary Tract Infections among Pregnant Women in Kashmir." *Volume 3*, 1, 1-3