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Table 3 The performance of MS-AFP for the subdivisions of adverse pregnancy outcomes

From: First-trimester maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein is not a good predictor for adverse pregnancy outcomes: a retrospective study of 3325 cases

APOs n AUROC P value
Total preeclampsia 81 0.579 0.015
 Severe preeclampsia 36 0.585 0.079
Total preterm birth 181 0.572 0.001
 Preterm birth at < 32 weeks 19 0.551 0.456
 Spontaneous preterm birth 145 0.556 0.023
 Iatrogenic preterm birth 36 0.631 0.007
Total SGA (< 10th percentile) 362 0.565 0.000
 Severe SGA (< 3rd percentile) 89 0.604 0.001
 FGR 104 0.602 0.000
  1. APOs Adverse pregnancy outcomes, SGA Small for gestational age, FGR Fetal growth restriction by ultrasound definition put forward by Gordijn et al. [21], AUROC Area under ROC curve