Study on Sero-prevalence of Rubella in Pregnancy’ in Relation to Socio-economic Status

AUTHOR(s) : Das Dipak Kumar, Biswas Samrat
DOI No. : 01.2017-65221887

The present study was under taken with a purpose to study the sero-prevalence of rubella in pregnant woman and to examine its relation with socio-economic status. The present study was carried for a duration of one year taking up a total of 81 pregnant women admitted or attending the outdoors of Obstetrics & Gynaecology departments in Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati, having different ethnic backgrounds, after approval of the Institutional Ethical Committee. Among the total of 81 samples, sero-positivity of rubella virus was seen using IgG as the serological marker. The cases were studied in three age groups as ‘16-20’ years, ‘21-30’ years and ‘31-40’ years. Four socio-economic statuses were taken for the study as “economically weaker section”, “lower income group”, “middle income group” and “higher income group”. The socio-economic status of the study group was evaluated according to the different economic categories formulated by ‘Housing and Development Co-Operative Organization’. The data recorded was analysed statistically using Student’s T-test. P value d” 0.05 is considered as statistically significant. Such a study may be useful in prevention and treatment of rubella virus.

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