Maternal age, ethnicity and gestational diabetes mellitus

Mary Carolan, Mary-Ann Davey, Mary Biro, Michelle Kealy

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Abstract

Background: in Australia,andglobally,ratesforgestationaldiabetesmellitus(GDM)haverisen dramaticallyinrecentdecades.ThisisofconcernasGDMisassociatedwithadversepregnancy outcomesandadditionalhealth-carecosts.Factorslinkedtoincreasingincidenceincludeolder maternalageandnon-Caucasianethnicity.However,asyet,thereisnoclearconsensusonthe magnitudeofeffectassociatedwiththesefactorsincombination.Thisstudythereforeinvestigatedthe effect ofmaternalageandcountry/regionofbirthonGDMincidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778 - 783
Number of pages6
JournalMidwifery
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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