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Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2000 Sep;70(3):327-33.

Risk factors for pre-eclampsia in an Asian population.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify the risk factors for pre-eclampsia in an Asian population.

METHOD:

We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving 29375 Taiwanese women who delivered between July 1990 and September 1998, excluding pregnancies complicated by chronic hypertension or fetal malformations.

RESULT:

Four hundred and fifteen women had pre-eclampsia (1.4%). Women who had a history of pre-eclampsia (OR 6.3, 95% CI 4.4, 9.2), multiple gestation (OR 3.6, 95% CI 2.4, 5.5), a prepregnancy BMI > 24.2 kg/m(2) (OR 2.4, 95% CI 1. 8, 3.1), were > 34 years of age (OR 1.8, 95% CI 1.4, 2.4), nulliparous (OR 1.3, 95% CI 1.2, 1.5), had urinary tract infection (OR 4.8, 95% CI 1.5, 15.8), or worked during pregnancy (OR 1.9, 95% CI 1.4, 2.4) were at increased risk of pre-eclampsia.

CONCLUSION:

Some of the risk factors for pre-eclampsia among Asian women are the same as those of other ethnic groups, whereas some of the risk factors are different.

PMID:
10967166
DOI:
10.1016/s0020-7292(00)00240-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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