Pregnancy Outcomes in Women Over 35 Years Old (Pages: 0-0)


Sekhavat L *,

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Objective: This study was performed to compare the outcomes of pregnancies in women aged 35 years and older with those of 20 to 30 year old women. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the delivery records of 148 mothers aged 35 years and above (case group) who delivered since May 2006 to May 2008 and compared them with 240 younger ones (20-30 year old, control group). Multi-fetal pregnancies, hypertensive women and diabetic women were excluded. Data was analyzed by SPSS and p < 0.05 was significant. Results: The mean age for the older group was 37.26 ± 3.62 years and that for the control group was 26.43 ± 4.37 years (p > 0.05). The mean duration of gestation was significantly shorter in oldergroup than control group (34. 54 ± 4.37 vs 37.12 ± 2.21, p