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Pregnancy outcome in nulliparous women aged 35 or older.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16722362     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our objective was to examine pregnancy outcome in women age 35 and over. We compared pregnancy delivery complications in 207 women aged 35 years and older with 219 control women aged 25 - 29 years. Data was collected retrospectively and stratified by parity. Results of statistical analysis showed that the older women differed significantly in (1) antepartum factors (previous pregnancy experience, chronic and pregnancy-induced hypertension, maternal and gestational diabetes, placenta previa) (2) intrapartum factors (malpresentations, fetal disproportions, abnormal labour, caesarean and operative vaginal delivery) (3) neonatal outcomes (birth asphyxia, prematurity, low birth weight, neonatal intensive care unit admissions). However, birth trauma and perinatal mortality did not differ between the two groups. We concluded that pregnancies in older women are prone to complications, but when managed accordingly the overall perinatal outcomes were good.
V O Oboro; F O Dare
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, PMB 4400, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Age Factors
Case-Control Studies
Cesarean Section / statistics & numerical data
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Logistic Models
Maternal Age*
Maternal Mortality
Nigeria / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies

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