Volume 61, Issue 5 (15 2003)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2003, 61(5): 371-376 | Back to browse issues page

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Sedaghat Siahkal M, Nojoomi M, Kamali M, Tavajjohi SH, Kashfi F. The prevalence of infertility and subfertility in Tehran. Tehran Univ Med J 2003; 61 (5) :371-376
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This study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of sub-fertility in Tehran (Iran).
Materials and Methods: The survey method was descriptive- Interview in 22 Municipal district (Iran) and a representative sample of women who were in their fertility age (25-45) were selected. After exclusion of 13 cases not meeting age criteria and 190 non-respondent cases 1987 remained.
Results: For this large city with a population of about seven million at the time of the study, we estimated the cumulative incidence of sub-fertility in 2001 to be 12.6% (95% confidence interval 11.2-14.1%). About 2.8% of this population was left with an unresolved infertility.
Conclusion: Between 11.2-14.1% of population of couples in Tehran experienced subfertility in their life and about 2.8% had unresolved infertility this must arise serious consideration to health programmer in Iran.
Keywords: subfertility
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