The Threat for Risk Factors of Pregnancy Rreadiness among Thai Women in the Northeast

  • Dr.Warinmad Kedthongma ดร.วรินท์มาศ เกษทองมา อาจารย์ คณะสาธารณสุขศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์ วิทยาเขตเฉลิมพระเกียรติ จังหวัดสกลนคร
  • Dr.Wuttiphong Phakdeekul ดร.วุธิพงศ์ ภักดีกุล อาจารย์ ฝ่ายวิจัยและบริการวิชาการ มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์ วิทยาเขตเฉลิมพระเกียรติ จังหวัดสกลนคร
Keywords: Threat for risky factors, Infertility, Nation pregnancy policy


Thai government has a policy for solve the problem of working women who were likely to get marriage slowly and they would not get marriage increasingly. Consequently, the birth rate were simply stable and would be decreasing. This Cross-sectional Survey Research was aimed to : 1) study the pregnancy readiness condition 2) study the risk factors for pregnancy readiness 3) study the threats of risk factors for health and pregnancy readiness of reproductive women. The sample was the 4,924 reproductive women living in the Northeast of Thailand, and they were between 20 and 34 years of age. Data were collected by questionnaires with  reliability 0.79 during January to October 2017. All data were  analyzed by 1) Descriptive statistics : Frequency, Percentage, Mean and Standard Deviation 2) Inferential statistics: Odds Ratio 95% CI and Multiple Logistic Regression. The results revealed that the average age of samples were 27.55 years old (S.D.=0.564). The average incomes of family were 10,809.00 Baht per month (S.D. = 7401.614). Most of them had no underlying diseases 81.0%. However, they had sexually transmitted infection 2.4 %, accident 23.8%, a history of abortion 2.4%, pregnancy readiness 36.4%. Moreover, they had an average of sexual relationship 2.61 times per week (S.D.=1.710), contraception 55.4%, and contraceptive injection 14.9% respectively. In addition, they had high level of personal relationship average with 77.09 (S.D. = 9.297), had knowledge about pregnancy readiness and belief were high level with average of 12.02 (S.D. = 2.493) and 11.07 (S.D.= 2.004) respectively. But, the attitude was low level with average of 52.35 (S.D.=5.463). The risk factors for pregnancy readiness were accident, income and frequency of sexual intercourse. The threats of risk factors for health were accident, sexually transmitted disease, and contraceptive. Besides, the threats of risk factors for pregnancy readiness factors were accident, pregnancy knowledge, and reproductive age with significant at .05 level.


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