Table F.5Risk factors for gestational diabetes other than age

Risk factor% of population (Source)% of women with gestational diabetes (source)PPV (%)
Gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy3.5 (HES, 2005)30 (Weeks et al., 1994)95810.5
Family history of diabetes10.0 (Davey and Hamblin, 2001)83139.9 (Davey and Hamblin, 2001)83114.0
High-risk ethnic group8.5 (ONS, 2001)68.7 (Davey and Hamblin, 2001)83128.1
BMI ≥ 27 kg/m235.8 (ONS, 2001)36.2 (Davey and Hamblin, 2001)8313.5

From: Appendix F, Economic model: screening and treatment of gestational diabetes

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