HomeUNP Research Journalvol. 23 no. 1 (2014)

Occurrence of Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and Outcome in Level II Hospitals of Ilocos Sur

Rebecca N. Rios | Joussie Bajet Bermio | Leila Sylvia F. Bautista



The study focused on the occurrence and outcome of pregnancy-induced hypertension in level II hospitals of Ilocos Sur. It made use of the descriptive -correlational method of research. The researchers administered the questionnaire to the pregnant women diagnosed with pregnancy induced hypertension. Data were treated and interpreted through the use of frequency and percentage, mean, and simple linear correlation analysis.The respondents are 31-40 years old with a monthly income of Php 25, 000 and above, married, college graduates and skilled workers. Each of the respondents has delivered one live birth. Great majority eat salty foods, majority eat fatty foods, most drink one cup of coffee per day, great majority exercise once a day, a great majority do not smoke and most drink alcoholic beverages. Most of the respondents had their pre-natal check-up , great majority had Tetanus Toxoid immunizations, used oral contraceptive and delivered through Caesarian Section without complications. The occurrence of pregnancy-induced hypertension in level II Hospitals of Ilocos Sur in 2012 is 67. There is an inverse correlation between occupation and prenatal visit to pregnancy-induced hypertension, no significant relationship exists between the respondents’ obstetrical profile and the occurrence of pregnancy-induced hypertension and a significant relationship between kidney problems and the occurrence of pregnancy-induced hypertension. Further studies should be conducted using other variables related to pregnancy-induced hypertension.