Table 2

Significant predictors of spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, caesarean delivery
OR 95% CI p
Spontaneous abortion*
Higher age at conception 1.23 1.04 - 1.46 0.018
Previous pregnancies 3.12 1.01 - 9.69 0.048
Preterm delivery*
Caesarean delivery 0.22 0.10 – 0.49 < 0.001
Caesarean delivery*
Gestational age 0.72 0.62 – 0.85 < 0.001
Education 0.90 0.81 – 0.98 0.022

* Other possible predictors included in the models (age at conception, educational level, disease duration, Expanded Disability Status Scale, previous pregnancies and abortions, smoking, alcohol glucocorticoid and substance exposure during pregnancy, gestational age, caesarean delivery, gender of the baby) were not significantly associated with the dependent variable (p > 0.11).

OR: Odd Ratio; CI: Confidence Interval.

Giannini et al.

Giannini et al. BMC Neurology 2012 12:124   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-12-124

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