Marital Status and Health of the Mother as Risk Factors for Premature Birth in Pleven, Bulgaria

Author/s: Mariela Stefanova Kamburova, Stela Ludmilova Georgieva, Manolya Un

DOI: 10.12738/SM.2016.1.0014

Year: 2016 Vol: 2 Number: 1

Abstract

Premature birth is associated with increased infant mortality, short and long-term negative effects on health and additional costs for care. It is a major public health problem worldwide. Because marital status and the health of the mother directly effect the incidence of birth, it is an important area of research. The aim of study was to explore the impact of these factors in premature births in Pleven, Bulgaria.

Keywords
Premature Birth, Marital Status, Mothers’ Health, Risk Factors