1. 19 mayıs univercity of Turkey 2. shahid beheshti uni
Considering the importance of the role of potassium in pregnant women for maternal and infant health, this study was aimed determination and comparison of urinary potassium concentration (upc) in pregnant women.
This cross-sectional study was done during march 2015and may 2016. inclusion and exclusion criteria to be considered and upc were measured by spectrophotometry in 110 and 158 pregnant women in miandoab and mahabad cities, iran. sampling method for this study was all of pregnant women in miandoab and random stratified sampling in mahabad. data were collected using a structured questionnaire. all statistical analyses were performed using spss software, version 20.0 (ibm spss, armonk, ny, usa). chi-square test, pearson's correlation coefficient and logistic regression were used for associations and differences.
The mean upc was 200.21 µg/l in pregnant women of miandoab and 238.79 µg/l in pregnant women of mahabad. 22.7% of pregnant women were with low concentrations of potassium, 57.8% within the normal range and 19.5 percent were with high potassium concentrations in miandoab . while 5.3 percent of pregnant women were with low concentrations of potassium, 54.5% were within the normal range and 40.1% were with high upc in mahabad. there were no significant differences between demographic variables and upc in the two regions (p> 0/05). multivariate regression models showed significant connections between the residence and upc pregnant women (p< 0.001).
The results of this study showed that upc in pregnant women of miandoab was significantly lower than mahabad and the place of living can be considered as a predictor of upc in pregnant women