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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(1): 193-199
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.017


Incidence of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics at Some Selected Hospitals in Aba, Southeastern Nigeria
O. R. Ezeigbo, R. I. A. Nnadozie, N. Asuoha-Chuks, V. U. Ojiako, I. N. Awurum and M. G. Ugochukwu
Department of Biology/Microbiology, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria
Department of Biological Science, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria
Department of Biology, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study was carried out to determine the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics at some selected hospitals in Aba, southeastern Nigeria. The sampling lasted for four months from May to August, 2015. Four hundred urine samples were collected using sterile disposable universal containers. The samples were transported to Microbiology Laboratory of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba and analyzed using microscopy, gram staining and biochemical tests for the identification of the microorganisms. The results obtained showed that 261 (61.5%) pregnant women were infected and age bracket 26-30 years had the highest incidence of UTIs with infection rate of 89.8%. Pregnant women in their second trimesters were most infected with infection rate of 66.7%. However, the statistical analysis revealed significant difference between UTIs and gestational age/educational status of the pregnant women (p-value<0.05). The most common pathogens isolated were Escherichia coli (37.0%), Klebsiella spp (20.4%), Proteus mirabilis (16.6%), Pseudomonas spp (13.0%), Staphylococcus aureus (7.4%) and Staphylococcus epidermidis (5.6%). The screening of pregnant women during antenatal clinics should be considered very important to avoid complications.


Keywords: Urinary tract infection, Pregnant women, Antenatal clinics
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(1): 193-199. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.017