Pregnancy outcome at ≥20 weeks' gestation in women in their 40s. A case-control study

Salih Y Yasin, S. N. Beydoun

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The obstetric performance of 166 women in their 40s who delivered during a one-year period at ≥20 weeks' gestation was compared to that of a cohort of controls younger than 40. Medical complications-diabetes, chronic hypertension and antepartum bleeding-occurred more frequently in the older patients. They had a threefold increase in antepartum hospital admissions over the controls (23.5% vs. 7.8%). Both groups had the same perinatal mortality rate, 18/1,000, and their newborns had similar incidences of neonatal complications except for a higher frequency of major and minor congenital anomalies in the study group (16% vs. 8.4%). The older patients had a longer second stage of labor. Older nulliparas had a higher incidence of premature deliveries and cesarean sections than did their controls. The outcome of pregnancy in this age group is affected by multiple confounding variables; medical complications, parity and age play major roles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume33
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Pregnancy Outcome
Case-Control Studies
Second Labor Stage
Pregnancy
Confounding Factors (Epidemiology)
Perinatal Mortality
Incidence
Diabetes Complications
Parity
Cesarean Section
Obstetrics
Age Groups
Newborn Infant
Hemorrhage
Hypertension
Mortality

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

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Pregnancy outcome at ≥20 weeks' gestation in women in their 40s. A case-control study. / Yasin, Salih Y; Beydoun, S. N.

In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Vol. 33, No. 2, 01.01.1988, p. 209-213.

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