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2010 (Vol. 2, Issue: 3)
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The Effect of Maternal Age on Pregnancy Outcome

Minoo Rajaee, Sareh Amirzadeh, Fariba Mirblook and Mitra Ahmad Soltani
Corresponding Author:  Mitra Ahmad Soltani 

Key words:  Adverse pregnancy outcome, maternal age, obstetric complication, , , ,
Vol. 2 , (3): Page No: 159-162
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2009 December, 11 2010 January, 13 2010 June, 25

The objective of this study is to estimate the effect of m aternal age on obstetric outcomes. This is a prospective descriptive investigation of subjects referring to Bandar Abbass Shariaty M aternity Hospital. Subjects were selected and divided into 3 age groups: 1) ≤18 years, 2) 19-34 years, and 3) ≥ 35. The frequencies of preterm labor, placenta previa, low birth weight, abortion, pregnancy-induced hypertension, abruption, macrosomia and gestational diabetes were compared. 2940 women with complete data were available: Six percent were 18 or less than 18 years of age; 79.7% were19-34 years; and 14.3% were 35 years or older. Preterm labor and placenta previa were significantly higher in less-than 18 yrs group. In our study maternal age in the two extremes affected pregnancy outcome. Yet, age was not independently associated with specific adverse pregnancy outcomes.
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Minoo Rajaee, Sareh Amirzadeh, Fariba Mirblook and Mitra Ahmad Soltani, 2010. The Effect of Maternal Age on Pregnancy Outcome.  Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 2(3): Page No: 159-162.
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