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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 28-31

Gynecological Morbidity among the Rural women of Andaman Islands-Community Based Study
Rehnuma Parvez1*, A. P. Sugunan1, M. K. Saha2, N. Muruganandamand R.Thamizhmani1
1Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Post Bag No.13, Dollygunj,
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands-744101, India
2G.B. Pant Hospital, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands – 744101, India
*Corresponding author

This study aim to gynaecological morbidity refers to the conditions of reproductive ill-health which is not related to pregnancy and its related complications. The present study was conducted in Andaman district so as to measure the prevalence of gynaecological morbidity among the rural women of this island. Women in the age group 20-59 years were included in the study. Morbidity for gynaecological problem was found to be 13% among women in these islands. The most common gynecological problem reported was menstrual problems present among 75% of women followed by low backache present in 42% of women and chronic vaginal discharge in 24%. Dysmennorhoea was the most common menstrual problem complaint present in 34%. Among 241 pap smears screened, majority 58% were inflammatory pap. The present study reports for the first time the prevalence of gynaecological morbidity among the rural women in these islands. This study the overall prevalence of gynaecological morbidity is only 13% which is lower than that reported from similar studies. This low prevalence can be attributed to the better education and a good socioeconomic status and easy accessibility to health care services in this island.

Keywords: Gynecological, Women,Health, Prevalence 

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Rehnuma Parvez, A.P.Sugunan, M.K. Saha, N. Muruganandam and R.Thamizhmani. 2016. Gynecological Morbidity among the Rural women of Andaman Islands-Community Based Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 28-31. doi:
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