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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 7
First page : ( 3251) Last page : ( 3254)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00548.1

Assessment the Risk Factors of Twin Pregnancy in Baghdad Iraq

Niazi Shatha Mahmood*

Department of Community Health, Institute of Medical Technology, Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq

*Corresponding Author E-mail: Aagaag31@yahoo.com, abeergatea@hotmail.com

Online published on 24 December, 2019.



Twin pregnancy is not common case in the world. The pregnant has exposed to some complication and problem during pregnancy that influence on it as well the normal pregnancy.


to assess the risk factors of pregnancy among women with twin pregnancy and to find any related among variables in Baghdad.


n observational cross-sectional study was conducted in Maternity hospitals and children in Baghdad for ten months starting from the January 2018 to October 2018. The sample size was 100 cases and none probability convenient sampling technique were used to collect the sampling. After finishing collection, the data was coded and entered to STATA version 13.0 for cleaning and analysis. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression was used to find the main features of the data.


Out of 100 participants, the mean of age was 30.4 and SD (.6986647) with 95% CI (29.0437–31.8163), 74% (74/100) were educated, 65% (65/100) were housewives and 49% (49/100) had a family history of twin pregnancy. As a complication of pregnancy 18% (18/100) hada preterm labor and cord entanglement. 65/100 (65%) had a pain during pregnancy, A multiple regression was run to predict any type of delivery was preferred by the women from the variable of age, education and it's a statistical significant predicted type of delivery, F (4, 95) = 11.37, p <.0005, R2 = 0.3769.


Preterm labor, cord entanglement and low birth weight are the main complications among women in twin pregnancy. In-addition, there is a statistical significant have been found between the age, education and family history with the types of delivery at the p. value < 0.05.



Preterm, delivery, twin pregnancy, assess, family history.


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