Abstract: The prevalence of subfecundity in Iran is somehow unknown. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of subfecundity and determine its correlates. In this retrospective study 1576 women who attended to 6 maternity hospitals in Tabriz for delivery in September 2004 were interviewed face -to- face. The data which was collected includes lifestyle, Time-to-Pregnancy, fertility history, as well as demographic characteristics. Chi square test and independence t-test was used for statistical analysis by using SPSS software. The results show that 17.5 (CI95%: 15.2-19.8%)of cases are subfecund. Women with low education had a higher prevalence of subfecundity. There is no significant association between lifestyle, occupation and socio-economic status of subjects, with subfecundity (p>0.05). Although the prevalence of subfecundity in this study is the same as other countries. But more research is needed to bring about a clear understanding of the effect of lifestyle on subfecundity in Iran.
Asghar Mohammadpoorasl , Aleheh Seyyedrasoli , Fatemeh Rostami and Rezagholi Vahidi , 2007. Time-To-Pregnancy in Tabriz`s Women, 2004. Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2: 454-458.