Abstract: Background & Objectives:
Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) is a multifactorial pregnancy- specific syndrome affecting 5-15% of pregnant women. ABO blood groups are known to be associated with many disorders in this study we try to find out its association with PIH.
Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 50 pregnant women with PIH and 50 women with normal pregnancy, matched for age and parity. Rh negative females or women with any other medical and surgical complication were excluded from the study.
Results & Conclusion: Using blood group O as the reference group, the association between blood group and PIH was estimated using odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals from logistic regression models. When compared with blood group O, women of blood group AB have an increased risk of PIH. The result of present study indicates that AB blood group have the highest risk of developing PIH.