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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (293) Last page : (298)
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Selected Risk Factors of Primary Infertility among Young Women at Jorhat City: A Case Control Study

Neog Borsha, Hazarika Jiten and Paswan Raju Prasad

*Department of Agricultural Statistics, Assam Agricultural University, Assam, Jorhat-13
Department of Statistics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh
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Received: 14.11.2018 | Revised: 20.12.2018 | Accepted: 27.12.2018  



Infertility implies apparent failure of a couple to conceive. It is a global phenomenon that affects between 60 million and 168 million people worldwide. It affects 13% to 15% of couples worldwide. Primary infertility is the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse with no previous conceptions. It is observed that 80% of couples conceive within a year. Aim of this study was to assess risk factors of primary infertility among women.
Methods: A non probability (purposive sample) of 60 infertile women as case group who were selected from fertility centre, and 60 healthy women as control group those who visit primary health care centre, both infertile and healthy women are involved in the sample of study. The data was collected by using pre-structured questionnaire. The data included socio demographic data, medical and surgical history and reproductive history. Data was analyzed to find out risk factors and its association using odds ratio, chi-square.
Results: The factors include age, BMI, recent weight gain, thyroid, history of previous surgery, duration of menstrual cycle, irregularity of menstrual cycle.
Conclusion: Early screening and diagnosis of menstrual disorders and disease like thyroid disorder, uterine abnormalities, ovarian dysfunctions and correcting them by appropriate treatment.

Key words: Infertility, Risk factors, Women, Jorhat.

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Cite this article: Borsha, N., Jiten, H., Prasad, P.R., Selected Risk Factors of Primary Infertility among Young Women at Jorhat City: A Case Control Study, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 293-298 (2018). doi: