Socioeconomic Impacts of Risks Associated with Pre-eclampsia during Pregnancy in Imo State
Preeclampsia risk is a global pandemic
that poses a serious threat to global health. It is recognized as a chronic and
debilitating disease that is associated with significant complications. As a result,
it significantly reduces life expectancy, can cause multi-system morbidities, increases
healthcare costs, and ultimately results in the premature death of both the mother
and the fetus. All forms of preeclampsia carry unacceptable human, societal, and
financial costs for Imo State, regardless of income. Therefore, in Imo State, Southeast
Nigeria, this study looked into the socioeconomic effects of the risks associated
with pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. This study employed both descriptive and analytical
study designs. Data gathering techniques included target, stratified sampling, and
random sampling. A total of 3690 people from around the state made up the sample
size. Questionnaires were used as the research tool for data collection. Tables
and charts with the generated data were created. Statistically descriptive:. The
significant difference between the perception of risk variables by individuals and
patients was measured using chi-square. Regarding the socioeconomic effects of preeclampsia
risks, respondents were generally in agreement that these risks can result in job
loss, with 56.19%, or 1190 out of 2700 responses, saying “Yes,” 12.84%, or 272 out
of 2700 responses, saying “No,” and 656 out of 2700 respondents, or 30.97% of the
responses, saying “No idea.” However, there was a very high significant variation
among their responses. Additionally, they agreed that preeclampsia risks can result
in subpar performance at work. Preeclampsia risks had a negative socioeconomic influence
on the patients’.
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