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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.22 - Nº 1 - Mar. 2006

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Maternal marital status - perinatal characteristics. Association in an hospitalized population

SOTERO SALGUEIRO GA; SOSA FUERTES CG; DOMÍNGUEZ RAMA A; ALONSO TELECHEA J; MEDINA MILANESI R
Rev Med Urug 2006; 22: 59-65
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Abstract

Background: The study aims at determining association between maternal marital status and perinatal characteristics in pregnant women treated in the Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell.

Methods: Association between maternal marital status and perinatal characteristics was studied in 41.011 new-borns during five years. Results were adjusted for different risk factors using logistic and lineal regression models.

Results: Single mother status was associated with low birth weight (adjusted Odds ratio [aOR] = 1.11; 95% CI: 1.02-1.20) and fetal death ([aOR] = 1.51; 95% CI: 1.24-1.83).

Other related factors associated with low birth weight and fetal death were as follow: unadequate prenatal control, history of low birth weight and fetal death. Smoking was associated with an increase of low birth weight (aOR = 1.30; 95% CI: 1.23-1.39).

Conclusions: Findings agreed with international results on the association marital status and other risk factors with perinatal characteristics.