Comparison of Complications Between Teenage and Elderly Gravida
Objective: To compare the complications in teenage and elderly gravida. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Settings: Gynecology and Obstetrics, Lady Aitchison Hospital, Lahore-Pakistan. Duration: One year from January 01, to December 31, 2018. Methodology: In this study the cases that had pregnancy and age was below 20 years were labelled as teen age pregnancy and those with age 20 to 40 and had pregnancy were labelled as elderly pregnancy. These cases were then followed monthly for various outcomes till delivery and 6 weeks post-partum. Both maternal and fetal outcomes were assessed. Results: In this study there were total 100 cases, 50 in each group. The mean age in group A and B was 18.31±1.11 vs 29.39±4.05 years. There were 49 primigravida in teenage group and 08 in elderly group. The most common complication was PROM seen in 11 (22%) vs 5 (10%), followed by pre term labor seen in 11 (22%) vs 4 (08%) cases in teen vs elderly pregnancy with p values of 0.01 each. Conclusion: Complication rates are higher in teen age pregnancy group and the significantly higher number of complications are PROM and pre terms labor.