Prevalência e fatores associados à percepção de ocorrência de corrimento vaginal patológico entre gestantes

Cesar, Juraci Almeida; Sassi, Raúl Andrés Mendoza; Chica, David Alejandro González; Menezes, Eduardo Henrique Marques; Brink, Günther Bernardes; Pohlmann, Marcela; Fonseca, Tania Maria Morais Vieira da


This study aims to determine the prevalence self-reported abnormal vaginal discharge and to identify associated risk factors in pregnant women in the municipality of Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. A standardized questionaire was applied to all pregnant women admit ted for delivery in local maternity hospitals. The chi-square test was used to compare proportions, and Poisson regression was applied using multivariate analysis. Prevalence of vaginal discharge was 40%. Adjusted analysis showed the follow- ing prevalence ratios for vaginal discharge: 1.6 (1.4-1.8) for adolescents; 1.3 (1.1-1.6) for 8 years of schooling or less; 1.3 (1.1-1.5) for alcohol con- sumption; 2.0 (1.8-2.2) for vaginal discharge in the previous pregnancy; 1.4 (1.3-1.6) for urinary tract infection in the current pregnancy; and 0.8 (0.7-0.9) for history of prematurity. Local health services should target adolescent women, those with low schooling or low family income, and those with a history of vaginal discharge in the previous pregnancy or urinary tract infection in the current pregnancy.

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