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Original scientific paper

https://doi.org/10.20471/acc.2021.60.02.16

Risk Assessment in Pregnancy among Women Aged Over Forty

Ana-Meyra Potkonjak orcid id orcid.org/0000-0001-8741-9901 ; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia
Ivka Djaković ; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia
Senka Sabolović Rudman ; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia
Lara Poljak ; School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Vesna Košec orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-2863-0034 ; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sestre milosrdnice University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia


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Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between women’s age
and risk of pregnancy-related complications. The study was a retrospective cohort analysis of the
pregnancy-related complications and outcomes between two age groups of parturient women.
Categorical
data were expressed as absolute and relative frequencies. Statistical analysis was performed
using χ2-test. The incidence of gestational diabetes was higher in the 40-47 age group as compared
with the 20-24 age group. The rates of hypertension, preeclampsia, intrahepatic cholestasis of
pregnancy
and hypothyroidism did not differ between the two groups. The rates of labor induction,
oxytocin use, vaginal delivery, and need for episiotomy were higher in younger age group. Dystocia and
breech presentation as indications for cesarean section were more common among younger women.
According to study results, the risk of gestational diabetes and rates of cesarean delivery increased with
advanced maternal age.

Keywords

Maternal age, Pregnancy, Risk factors, Delivery

Hrčak ID:

263754

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/263754

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