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Table 3 Regular use of medication among 1156 women during pregnancy in relation to gestational age at delivery

From: Kuopio birth cohort – design of a Finnish joint research effort for identification of environmental and lifestyle risk factors for the wellbeing of the mother and the newborn child

Amount of regular medication Total
n = 1156
Preterm birth
< 37 GWS
n = 71 (6.1)
Term birth
37–40 GWS
n = 849 (73.4)
Late-term birth
≥41 GWS
n = 236 (20.4)
No regular medication 928 (80) 52 (6) 683 (74) 193 (21)
Regular medication 228 (20) 19 (8) 166 (73) 43 (19)
 1 medication 124 (11) 9 (7) 89 (72) 26 (21)
 2 medications 60 (5) 6 (10) 89 (72) 26 (18)
  ≥ 3 medications 44 (4) 4 (9) 34 (77) 6 (14)
  1. Values are n (%) of all parturients. Gestational weeks (GWS)