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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-25

Comparative study of obstetrics performance of unhooked and booked pat'ients in the university of Ilorin teaching hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of II orin Te aching Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital. Gwagwalada, A buja, FCT

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AWO Olatinwo
Maternity Hospital Wing, Unilorin Teaching Hospital, PMB 1339, Ilorin, Kwara State
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A comparative st udv of obstetrics performance of unhooked and booked patients in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria over a period of twelve months (January1994 to December 1994) was conducted. The objectives of this study are: .. (i) To identify the magnit ude of the problem posed to unhooked mothers in this centre (ii) To determine the obstetrics performance in those mothers. (iii) To make suggestions on areas of improvement. The unhooked patients who had singleton deliveries during the study period constituted the study group. The proportion of deliveries, which occurred in hooked women, were matched for age and parity during the study period was used as control.Multiple pregnancies wen! excluded. Maternity records of women in two group 1ere careji1lly examined and information relat ed to mode of delivery, perinatal outcome and mortaliy were extracted. · Duril1g the study period 6.4% deliveries were·recorded in unhooked women with a perinatal morality rate of per thousand as against 37.5 per thousand in the booked ·women. Maternal mortality rate was six times higher in unhooked than the book ed women. is evide1it that the unhooked stats is associated with poor obstetrics pe1jorrnance when compared with the booked women.

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