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ARRATE NEGRET, María Mercedes et al. Epidemiological characterization of women with preconceptional risk. MEDISAN [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.2, pp.147-153. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 154 women with preconceptional risk was carried out. They belonged to No.1 Basic Work Group and were assisted in the Family Planning Service of the Municipal University Polyclinic, from June to August, 2014, aimed at characterizing them according to epidemiological variables. The primary fact was obtained from the individual medical records and the preconceptional risk cards; the personalized interview was carried out just in the necessary cases. The absolute frequency and percentage as summary measures were used for qualitative variables. Hypertension, malnutrition and unfavorable obstetrics history were the most frequent biological risk factors. Most of the women used injectable hormonal contraceptives because they were more effective; however, they caused higher side effects

Keywords : woman; family planning; epidemiology; preconceptional risk; Basic Work Group.

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