Association between life style factors and sub-fertility among women, attend two specials hospital for women in Colombo: A case control study
Background: Sub-fertility has become a dominant health issue among married couples, expecting a baby with impacting social, psychological, and financial consequences especially in developing countries. As well as life style factors, which cause to immense effect on reproductive health has been changing dramatically at present. This study accordingly determines the association between life style factors and sub-fertility of women. Method: 125 of case and 320 of control were enrolled. A pre
... rolled. A pre tested structured questionnaire was used to collect the data through face to face interview. Chi-square, Man Whitney and independent sample T tests were performed (SPSS-22 version). Furthermore Odds Ratio (OR) was done for passive smoking and entertains with music. Result: The mean age at marriage was 25.1±3.1 and 26.5±3 for fertile sub-fertile women respectively. Vigorous and moderate physical activities were significantly high among sub-fertile than fertile (P<0.05 C.I 95%), but total sitting time was not significantly different between two groups (P=0.16 CI 95%). Time of sedentary hobbies were high among fertile than sub-fertile (P=0.00 CI 95%). OR for passive smoking was 1.32 CI 95% and it was 0.6 CI 95% for entertainment with music. Invoking blessing of god is the most common religious practices among both groups. Conclusion: This study demonstrated that the moderate physical activities and sedentary hobbies are not associated with fertility and second hand smoking has a negative effect while entertainment with music has a positive effect to the fertility.