Impact of Host Age, Gestational Week and Parity on Susceptibility to Urinary Tract Pathogens

Zekeri Sule

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Health Science, Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria.

Mitsan Olley *

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Basic Medical science, Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria.

Maureen Uchechukwu Okwu

Department of Microbiology, Natural and Applied Science, Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria.

Clement Osaiyuwu

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Basic Medical science, Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria.

Maiza Mariam Omoshoke

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Basic Medical science, Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Background: Urinary tract infections are inflammatory responses of the urothelium to non-flora microorganisms. Aim: This study aimed at identifying the urinary tract pathogens in association with other risk factors in pregnant women residing in the rural community of Okada, Edo State.

Methods: The study entails a cross sectional study involving pregnant women at various gestational age, a mid stream, non-repetitive urine samples were collected in sterile bottles and cultured on bacteriological media at 37℃ overnight, isolates were identified using standard conventional procedures.

Results: The organisms isolated include Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Candida albicans with prevalence of 35.7%, 5.1% and 27.1% respectively, the age range 26-31 have a prevalence of 37.7% with a p-value of 0.006, the distribution of UTI in relation to other risk factors such as parity, haemoglobin genotype and level of education had p-value  of 0.179, 0.067 and 0.0001 respectively.

Conclusion: The relationship between UTI is not statistically significant with respect to age and parity, but statistically significant with gestational age and level of education.

Keywords: pregnant women, urinary tract pathogens, microorganisms, pyelonephritis

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Sule , Z., Olley , M., Okwu , M. U., Osaiyuwu , C., & Omoshoke , M. M. (2023). Impact of Host Age, Gestational Week and Parity on Susceptibility to Urinary Tract Pathogens. Asian Research Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 6(1), 1–6. Retrieved from


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