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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(9):1741-1745.
Published online September 1, 2003.
The Rate of Planned Pregnancy and Associated Factors Related to Planned Pregnancy.
Myoung Jin Moon, Jin Hoon Chung, June Seek Choi, Hyun Kyong Ahn, Hyun Mee Ryu, Ha Jung Lim, Joong Sik Shin, Joo Oh Kim, Jae Hyug Yang, Moon Young Kim, Kyu Hong Choi, Yon Ju Kim, Jung Yeol Han
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Cheil Hospital and Women's Health Care Center, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Korea.
To evaluate planned pregnancy rate and associated factors related planned pregnancy. METHODS: We surveyed 1,396 cases from May 2002 to December 2002. The cases were derived from the Maternity school. They filled out questionnaire including planned pregnancy, medico-social-economic status. Then, we assessed the planned pregnancy rate with associated medico-social-economic state, through the prospective study. RESULTS: The planned pregnancy rate is 51.4%. The major factor which affected the planned pregnancy rate is the income of the family. The association with the planned pregnancy rate and the parity, age, and educational attainment of the women are not statistically significant. In unplanned group, exposure to alcohol, X-ray and medication is significantly increased in early pregnancy. CONCLUSION: The planned pregnancy can prevent induced abortion and reduce the birth defects due to early exposure to teratogen. Therefore it is important to make an effort to raise the planned pregnancy rate.
Key Words: Planned pregnancy, Medico-social-economic status

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