Obstetric complications, neonatal morbidity, and indications for cesarean delivery by maternal age

Julia Timofeev, Uma M. Reddy, Chun Chih Huang, Rita Wesley Driggers, Helain J. Landy, S. Katherine Laughon

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OBJECTIVE:: To delineate adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes as well as indications for cesarean delivery by maternal age in a contemporaneous large national cohort. METHODS:: This was a retrospective analysis of electronic medical records from 12 centers and 203,517 (30,673 women aged 35 years or older) women with singleton gestations stratified by maternal age. Logistic regression was performed to investigate maternal and neonatal outcomes for each maternal age strata (referent group, age 25.0-29.9 years), adjusting for race, parity, body mass index, insurance, pre-existing medical conditions, substance and tobacco use, and site. Documented indications for cesarean delivery were analyzed. RESULTS:: Neonates born to women aged 25.0-29.9 years had the lowest risk of birth weight less than 2,500 g (7.2%; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1184-1195
Number of pages12
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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