Comparison of Obstetric Outcomes between Married Immigrant and Korean Pregnant Women in University Hospital

일 대학병원 결혼이주여성과 한국여성의 산과적 결과 비교

  • Lee, Eun-Sook (College of Nursing, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Moon, Hee (Department of Nursing, Sunchon National University)
  • 이은숙 (전남대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 문희 (순천대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.01.11
  • Accepted : 2018.03.20
  • Published : 2018.03.28


This study was to investigate the factors affecting the obstetric outcomes of married immigrant women and to compare the results with the Korean women's and to provide basic data for establishing effective nursing interventions for the married immigrant women. The subjects were 302 married immigrant women and Korean women who were delivered in the university hospital from 2011 to 2015. Data were analyzed using frequency, mean, standard deviation and logistic regression using SPSS WIN 24.0 program. Factors affecting obstetric outcome were premature rupture of membranes, gestational hypertension, amniotic fluid abnormalities, and medical illness in both married immigrant women and Korean women. In addition, age, spouse's age, occupation, hemoglobin level, and placental abnormality were found to have an effect on obstetrical outcome in married immigrant women. Therefore, in order to improve the obstetric outcome of married immigrant women, a prenatal care program considering these influencing factors will be needed.


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