Adverse Maternal Outcomes in Asthmatic versus Non-Asthmatic Women

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The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to examine differences in adverse maternal outcomes between pregnant women with asthma and pregnant women without asthma. A total of 7,777 pregnant patients with asthma were abstracted from a national database. The comparison group was 31,108 women, randomly selected from 541,719 pregnant women without asthma. Logistic regression was used to examine the relationship of asthma to 12 maternal outcome measures. Odds ratios were used to approximate the association of how much more likely pregnant women with asthma were to have adverse maternal outcomes. Pregnant women with asthma were more likely to have adverse maternal outcomes than did the pregnant women without asthma.


Asthmatics; Pregnancy—Complications


Maternal and Child Health | Obstetrics and Gynecology


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