Effects of saline water on health status of pregnant women in coastal regions of Bangladesh

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  • Zohirul Islam Rony Department of Biochemistry and Food Analysis, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali
  • Md Shafiqul Islam Khan Department of Food Microbiology, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali
  • Md Ali Asgar Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Barisal
  • Musammet Rasheda Begum Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong
  • ASM Golam Kibria Department of Anatomy and Histology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i1.27569

Keywords:

salinity, pregnant women, sodium concentration, blood pressure

Abstract

Drinking water from natural sources in coastal region of Bangladesh has been contaminated by varying degrees of salinity which have detrimental effects on the health. Pregnancy itself is a crucial time for women and the salinity increases its vulnerability regarding the raising of blood pressure. The study was conducted to evaluate the effect of saline water intake on the health status of pregnant women at Barguna and Patuakhali districts, Bangladesh. Sodium (Na) concentration in urine samples was analyzed and corresponding blood pressure was taken in the diagnostic laboratory. Descriptive statistical analysis showed that Na concentration, systolic and diastolic pressure (BP) was the highest in 2nd trimester followed by 3rd trimester and 1st trimester. Water intake and urine production were the highest in 3rd trimester and increased with age. Na concentration, systolic and diastolic pressure (bp) was the highest in 3rd parity followed by 2nd parity. Water intake and urine production did not very among parities. Correlation matrix express that sodium concentration has the significant association with the age and the highly significant association with systolic and diastolic blood pressure. In Logistic Regression Model, odds ratio (OR) estimate showed that women with systolic bp?120 had 1.109 times greater sodium concentration than with systolic blood pressure of <120 and, with diastolic bp ? 80 contain 1.064 times greater sodium concentration than with diastolic blood pressure of < 80.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. March 2016, 2(1): 55-61

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Zohirul Islam Rony, Department of Biochemistry and Food Analysis, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Science, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali



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Published

2016-05-15

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Rony, Z. I., Khan, M. S. I., Asgar, M. A., Begum, M. R., & Kibria, A. G. (2016). Effects of saline water on health status of pregnant women in coastal regions of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 2(1), 55–61. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i1.27569

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