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The perinatal outcome of pregnancy without prenatal care. A retrospective study in Szeged, Hungary.
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PMID:  11750959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the social conditions of women who never attended prenatal care and to evaluate the perinatal outcome of their newborns. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of uncared pregnancies of women who delivered at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Szeged, Hungary between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1998. There were 5262 deliveries during this period, of which 54 (1%) had no prenatal care. Matched controls (108 cases) were selected on the basis of maternal age, educational level, the number of gravidity and parity, and marital status. RESULTS: The mean age of women with out-of-care pregnancies was 27 years+/-3.9; 5 women were under 18, 23 (43%) were unmarried, 5 (9.3%) did not finish elementary school and 35 (65%) had only elementary school education. Compared to the controls there were more in preterm labors (33 versus 14% (OR 3.1, 95% CI 1.4-6.8)), lower birth weight (P<0.001) and more given up for adoption (17 versus 0.9% (OR 21.4, 95% CI 2.63-173.9)). CONCLUSION: These data underline the importance of regular prenatal care in the prevention of preterm delivery.
Hajnalka Orvos; Ildikó Hoffmann; Ildikó Frank; Márta Katona; Attila Pál; László Kovács
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-25     Completed Date:  2002-03-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Szeged, Semmelweis u. 1., 6725, Szeged, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Educational Status
Hungary / epidemiology
Marital Status
Maternal Age
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology
Pregnancy Outcome*
Prenatal Care*
Retrospective Studies

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