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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 28-30

Maternal age as a risk factor for stillbirth.


Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Government Medical College, Nagpur-440003

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D W Khandait
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Government Medical College, Nagpur-440003

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To Detect the risk of still birth in different maternal age, five year (1st January 1993 to 31st December 1997) record of Government Medical College, Nagpur were analysed. The rate of stillbirth was 2.5% (1138 stillbirth out of 46,443 deliveries) which was significantly associated with increasing maternal age (x2 = 182.3, df = 4, p < 0.001). Teenage pregnancy and elderly pregnancy were in significant risk as compared to 20-29 years age group for stillbirth (OR = 1.6, 95% C1 1.1-2.5; OR 2.6, 95% CI = 1.9-3.5 respectively).


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