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Xu X.,Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Zeng Q.,Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Ding H.,Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Feng L.,Womens Health Training Center | Deng L.,Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Year: 2014

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was performed by using a structured questionnaire. A total of 1343 women aged 35 years or younger in six urban areas of Chengdu were included in the study. According to the Screening Criteria of sub-health conditions, these women were categorized into three groups: postpartum healthy group, sub-healthy group, and reproductive disease group. Data were double-entered using EpiData and then analyzed by SPSS.Results: Pregnancy and labor were correlated with postpartum sub-health conditions. The number of pregnancies was negatively correlated with women's postnatal health but was positively correlated with the incidence of postpartum reproductive diseases.Conclusion: The number of pregnancies and labors is probably an important factor leading to sub-health conditions and the occurrence of reproductive diseases in women. Avoiding or reducing unwanted pregnancies and labors, enhancing the awareness of health among childbearing-age women are effective measures for preventing sub-health conditions.Objective: To investigate whether female sub-health conditions and reproductive diseases are associated with pregnancies and labors. © 2014 JTCM. All rights reserved. Source

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