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Table 2 Comparison of small for gestational age (SGA, <10th percentile) rates among live births to hypertensive vs. normotensive women, Nova Scotia, 1988–2000.

From: The effect of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy on small for gestational age and stillbirth: a population based study

  Total No. SGA Relative Risk 95% CI P value
   No. %    
Normotensive women 122,394 12,032 9.8 1.0 - -
All hypertensive women 13,940 2,131 15.3 1.6 1.5,1.6 <0.001
   Mild PIH 10,639 1,384 13.0 1.3 1.3,1.4 <0.001
   Severe PIH 1,814 453 25.0 2.5 2.3,2.8 <0.001
   HELLP 212 79 37.3 3.8 3.2,4.5 <0.001
   Eclampsia 32 11 34.4 3.5 2.2,5.7 <0.001
   Chronic Hypertension 766 102 13.3 1.4 1.1,1.6 0.002
   Chronic hypertension and PIH 477 102 21.4 2.2 1.8,2.6 <0.001
  1. PIH denotes pregnancy induced hypertension, HELLP denotes hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets syndrome, HTN denotes hypertension, CI denotes Confidence interval.