Gynecological and Related Morbidities among Ever-Married Omani Women

Asya Al Riyami, Mustafa Afifi, Mohamed MF Fathalla

Abstract

To assess the prevalence and correlates of gynecologic and related morbidity in Omani women, a nationally representative sample of Omani women selected by a multi-stage, stratified probability sampling procedure was selected (total = 364). Questionnaire interview, physical and gynecological examination, and laboratory investigations were used to elicit information. The prevalence of lower reproductive tract infections was 22.4%, upper reproductive tract infections 2.7%, and cervical dysplasia was very rare. Genital prolapse was present in 10%, 11% had a urinary infection, 27% were anaemic, 23% were hypertensive, and 54% were either overweight or obese. The predictors of common morbidities were assessed using regression analysis according to a pre-specified conceptual model. (Afr J Reprod Health 2004; 8[3]:188-197)

 

Keywords: Morbidity, prevalence, community

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