Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
version ISSN 1561-3194
BALESTENA SANCHEZ, Jorge M et al. Critically-ill obstetric patient. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2004, vol.8, n.1, pp. 33-42. ISSN 1561-3194.
Aimed at identifying some factors which influence on severe puerperal morbidity a retrospective, cross-sectional and analytic research was carried out at Abel Santamaria Teaching General Hospital during year 2002. The universe of the study was constituted by all the puerperal during this period while the case control group was formed by puerperal having a severe morbidity, to the comparison a group formed by post _ puerperal without morbidity was chosen at random. The statistical analysis was conducted by the percentage mean, standard deviation and proportional hypothesis testing to two independent samples with the significance testing of p < 0.05. a positive relationship among the adolescence, old puerperal, multigravid, multipara, delayed delivery and cesarean section with severe puerperal morbidity was achieved. Sepsis was the most frequent morbidity, concluding that the variables analyzed above were the risk factors which lead to severe morbid process of puerperium.
Keywords : MORBIDITY; PUERPERIUM; complications.