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Stillbirths among Advanced Maternal Age Women in the United States: 2003-2017

Journal title
International journal of MCH and AIDS
Publication year
2020
Author(s)
Dongarwar, D.; Aggarwal, A.; Barning, K.; Salihu, H. M.
Pages
153-156
Volume
9
Number
1

The aim of the study was to evaluate the association between fetal stillbirth and advanced maternal age in the United States (US). This was a population-based study using the Natality and Fetal Death datasets for the years 2003-2017. We built Cox proportional regression models to examine the likelihood of stillbirth among women aged ?40 years. Out of a total of 57,273,305 births, stillbirth was observed in 302,522, yielding a stillbirth rate of 5 per 1000. After adjusting for confounders, women of advanced age (?40 years) had a 40-50% greater risk of stillbirth compared to women 20-29 years of age.

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