Comparative Study of Some Hematological Parameters and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women in Benin City, Nigeria

  title={Comparative Study of Some Hematological Parameters and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women in Benin City, Nigeria},
  author={E. B. Ezenwanne and R. O. Aikpitanyi-iduitua},
  journal={Biosciences, Biotechnology Research Asia},
It was the aim of this studyto comparethePeak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) and some hematological indices in pregnant women withthose of non-pregnant women.This study was carried out in University of Benin Teaching Hospital Antenatal Clinic and St Philomena’s Catholic Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. A total of 118 women were engaged for this study. These were made up of 84 pregnant women,out of which 10 women were in their first trimester, 40 in their second trimester and 34 in their… 

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