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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1997;40(11):2550-2560.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Meta Analysis of Elderly Gravida according to General and Clinical Characteristics.
Song Lim, Seh Yong Lee
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dong-Eui Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
Abstract
Based on the 10 domestic theses which conducted a case-control study of elderly gravida over 35, meta analysis was made of the general and clinical characteristics of cases of elderly gravida over 35 and controls of gravida under 35 with the following result. The percentage of elderly primipara was 0.5 to 2.0 according to a researcher, and that of elderly gravida 3.3 to 4.5. The percentage of elderly primipara and elderly gravida tended to be in reverse proportion to school career. Elderly gravida was found to have twice as many experiences of spontaneous abortion and the same was true of induced abortion. The ratio of cases of controls in antepartum risk factors are as follows: Finally, it should be admitted that there are some problems in this study such as biased selection, the lack of clear operational definition, the lack of precise P-value, omitted standard deviation and uncontrolled confounding variables.
Key Words: Meta analysis, Elderly gravida, Antepartum risk factors


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