Pregnancy and Hypertension in Nigeria

Pregnancy hypertension is classified into 3 major categories: pre-existing (chronic) hypertension, gestational hypertension, and pre-eclampsia (which includes eclampsia).

A study looked at the rates of hypertension in pregnancy in India, Pakistan, Mozambique, and Nigeria.

The study by Magee LA et al called The incidence of pregnancy hypertension in India, Pakistan, Mozambique, and Nigeria: A prospective population-level analysis; studied 28,420 pregnancies in the countries mentioned.

In this study, 7114 pregnant women in Nigeria were assessed for hypertension. They found 722 out of the 7114 pregnant women had hypertension, the rate was 10.2%. This means that in Nigeria out of every 100 pregnant women about 10 have hypertension during pregnancy.

Conclusion:

The authors concluded that early identification and treatment of Hypertension in pregnancy will lead to better pregnancy outcomes.

They also concluded that monitoring of women after delivery should be implemented because some women develop hypertension after delivery.

References:

Magee LA, Sharma S, Nathan HL, Adetoro OO, Bellad MB, Goudar S, et al. (2019) The incidence of pregnancy hypertension in India, Pakistan, Mozambique, and Nigeria: A prospective population-level analysis. PLoS Med 16(4): e1002783. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002783

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