Accession Number:

ADA224479

Title:

The Influence of Parity on the Outcomes of Pregnancy

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of parity on the selected outcomes of pregnancy. The two hypotheses were a that increased parity is associated with increased maternal morbidity and b increased neonatal morbidity. Data were obtained from Utah birth certificates over a 3- month period, providing a sample of 5173. The sample was divided into three age groups as a control for the influence of age. Analysis of data included the use of correlations and regression analysis of selected independent and dependent variables. Significant correlations for women under 20 years of age indicated that with increased parity there was likely to be increased tobacco use for those who smoked, decreased gestational age, and decreased educational attainments. Significant correlations for women of increased parity between the ages of 20 and 34 indicated they were likely to have fewer prenatal visits, higher birth weights, and fewer pounds gained. Women over 34 had fewer prenatal visits, decreased educational attainments, higher birth weights, but less tobacco consumption. SDW

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE