Journal article

Socio-Cultural Disparities in GDM Burden Differ by Maternal Age at First Delivery

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

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2015

Abstract

AIMS: Several socio-cultural and biomedical risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are modifiable. However, few studies globally have examined socio-cultural associations. To eliminate confounding of increased risk of diabetes in subsequent pregnancies, elucidating socio-cultural associations requires examination only of first pregnancies. METHODS: Data for all women who delivered their first child in Victoria, Australia between 1999 and 2008 were extracted from the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection. Crude and adjusted GDM rates were calculated. Multivariate logistic regression was used to examine odds of GDM within and between socio-cultural groups. RESULTS: From 1999 to 200..

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