Maternal characteristics and risk factors for preeclampsia in pregnant women

Keywords: Risk Factors; Pre-Eclampsia; Prenatal Care; Pregnancy, High-Risk.


Objective: to investigate maternal characteristics and risk factors for development of preeclampsia in pregnant women. Methods: documentary and retrospective study based on medical records of pregnant women of six Family Health Strategy teams. Information of 94 pregnant women was collected through a form and used in the study. Results: the pregnant women were aged between 15 and 47 years. The risk factors for development of preeclampsia in the sample were primiparity 40 (42.6%), chronic hypertension 4 (4.3%), multiple pregnancy 9 (9.6%), diabetes mellitus and obesity 8 (8.6%), and age >40 years (1.1%). Conclusion: there were some risk factors for the development of preeclampsia in the evaluated registries, such as primiparity, chronic hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity.


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