Over 7.3 million women in the United States between the ages of 15 and 44 are infertile. The literature shows that there are a number of lifestyle behaviors, health conditions, and characteristics of women that have been associated with the development of infertility. However, few studies have investigated several of these issues concurrently. The objectives of the present study were to examine the prevalence of infertility among the varying racial and ethnic groups in California, to identify the primary determinant of infertility of women in California, and to offer recommendations for education and outreach directed towards women at risk for infertility. Data from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey were analyzed to gain insight into the relationship between risk factors and female infertility. The results showed factors directly related to infertility included age, ethnicity/race, weight, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, diet, and tobacco use. Study limitations and recommendations for future research were also discussed.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health education, Epidemiology|
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