Journal article

A population-based observational study of diabetes during pregnancy in Victoria, Australia, 1999-2008

Marian Abouzeid, Vincent L Versace, Edward D Janus, Mary-Ann Davey, Benjamin Philpot, Jeremy Oats, James A Dunbar

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This paper reports secular trends in diabetes in pregnancy in Victoria, Australia and examines the effect of including or excluding women with pre-existing diabetes on gestational diabetes (GDM) prevalence estimates. DESIGN: Population-based observational study. SETTING: All births in Victoria, Australia between 1999 and 2008 PARTICIPANTS: 634,932 pregnancies resulting in a birth registered with the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection OUTCOME MEASURES: Crude and age-standardised secular trends in pre-existing diabetes and GDM prevalence; secular GDM trends by maternal birthplace; effects on GDM prevalence of including and excluding pre-existing diabetes from the denominator. RESU..

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