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Maternal age, parity, and reproductive outcome in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16229006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As early as the 1970s, it was suggested that nonhuman primates may serve as models of human reproductive senescence. In the present study, the reproductive outcomes of 1,255 pregnancies in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) were examined in relation to parity and its covariate, maternal age. The results show that the percentage of positive pregnancy outcomes was negatively correlated with increasing parity. In addition, spontaneous abortions, stillbirths, and caesarian sections (C-sections) were positively correlated with increasing parity. Maternal age, rather than parity, was found to be the most important predictor of negative birth outcome. This study supports research demonstrating reproductive decline and termination in nonhuman primates, and is the first to quantitatively account for this phenomenon in captive female chimpanzees.
Katherine A Roof; William D Hopkins; M Kay Izard; Michelle Hook; Steven J Schapiro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0275-2565     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-24     Completed Date:  2006-09-08     Revised Date:  2014-09-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-207     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Veterinary
Cesarean Section
Housing, Animal*
Maternal Age*
Pan troglodytes / physiology*
Parity / physiology*
Pregnancy Outcome / veterinary*
Grant Support
P01 HD038051/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; P01 HD038051-050005/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 NS036605/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; R01 NS036605-08/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; R01 NS042867/NS/NINDS NIH HHS; R01 NS042867-05/NS/NINDS NIH HHS

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