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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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HERNANDEZ CABRERA, Jesús et al. Hypertension during pregnancy: some biosocial and obstetric factors 1988-1993. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 1999, vol.25, n.1, pp. 45-50. ISSN 1561-3062.

A descriptive study of those patients classified as hypertensive during pregnancy according to the criteria of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology was conducted at the "Julio Alfonso Medina" Gynecoobstetric Teaching Hospital of Matanzas. Data were processed in an IBM computer with the STATGRAPH statistical package, and descriptive tests such as the percent method and the Chi square test were applied. Of a total 1 092 patients classified as hypertensive during pregnancy, 1 127 deliveries were attained (33 twin births, 1 triplets). 536 patients were considered as type I for 49.1 % of the total, divided into mild preeclapsia, 319 for 59.5 %; severe pre-eclampsia, 209 for 39,0 %; and eclampsia, 8 for 1.5 %. Among the chronic II there were 306 patients for 28.0 %, whereas 132 were included in the chronic III for 12.1 %. Within the type IV there were 118 patients for 10.8 %. Variables that allowed to accept or not the dependance of each of them on the referred type of hypertension were studied.


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