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Table 2 Maternal and foetal outcomes among pregnant women hospitalised for interpersonal violence and a comparison group: Western Australia, 2002-2008

From: Maternal and foetal outcomes among pregnant women hospitalised due to interpersonal violence: A population based study in Western Australia, 2002-2008

  Pregnant women hospitalised for interpersonal violence (n = 468)   Pregnant women not hospitalised for interpersonal violence (n = 3,744)   P***
Outcomes n % n %  
Maternal      
Threatened abortions (<20 weeks) 12 2.6 218 5.8 <0.001
Threatened preterm labour (<37 weeks) 42 9.0 96 2.6 <0.001
APH* - placenta praevia 5 1.1 28 0.7 0.46
APH - placental abruption 3 0.6 13 0.3 0.41
APH - other 16 3.4 110 2.9 0.56
Pre-labour rupture of membranes 43 9.2 210 5.6 <0.001
PPH** (≥500 ml) 68 14.5 356 9.5 <0.001
Foetal      
Foetal distress 65 13.9 599 16.0 <0.001
Low birth weight 115 24.6 243 6.5 <0.001
Foetal death 5 1.1 6 0.2 0.02
Infant death 1 0.2 26 0.7 0.35
  1. * APH = Antepartum haemorrhage; ** PPH = Postpartum haemorrhage; *** P values from chi-squared tests