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The incidence of meconium-stained amniotic fluid from 1980 through 1986, by year and gestational age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1919823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The annual incidence of meconium-stained amniotic fluid was analyzed for changes in a total obstetric sample of 45,115 singleton, vertex, liveborn infants over a 7-year study period. The incidence of meconium-stained amniotic fluid for the total obstetric population was calculated for each year of the study period. The sample was then stratified by estimated gestational age, and the incidence of meconium-stained amniotic fluid was calculated for each gestational age group. The incidence of meconium-stained amniotic fluid increased 40.9% over the study period, from 18.8% in 1980 to 26.5% in 1986 (P less than .001). This increase was found to be in a consistent linear trend (P less than .05). The incidence of meconium-stained amniotic fluid was also found to increase significantly in a linear trend as gestational age of the fetus increased. These findings lend support to both the maturational theory and the stress theory of meconium passage in utero.
Authors:
M Dysart; B W Graves; E S Sharp; G Cotsonis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-21     Completed Date:  1991-11-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amniotic Fluid / chemistry*
Georgia / epidemiology
Gestational Age*
Humans
Incidence
Infant, Newborn
Meconium / chemistry*
Retrospective Studies
Statistics as Topic
Time Factors

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