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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants at presentation in ACSH and MGH, North Ethiopia 2016/17

From: Gestational hypertension and progression towards preeclampsia in Northern Ethiopia: prospective cohort study

Variable GH-GH GH-PE Total P
N 199 41 240  
Age (years) 27.1 ± 2.1 29.6 ± 2.4   0.01
Nullipara 81 (40.7 %) 16 (39.0 %) 97 (40.4 %) 0.92
Gestational age at diagnosis of HDP (weeks) 36.7(± 4.0) 32.8 (± 4.0) - 0.01
Family history of GH 4 (2.0 %) 1(2.4 %) 5 (2.1 %)) 0.84
Family history of PE 2 (1.0 %) - 2 (1 %) 0.52
Family history of chronic hypertension 17 (8.5 %) 3 (7.3 %) 20 (8.3 %) 0.01
Previous history of GH 3 (1.5 %) 19 (4.6 %) 22 (9.2 %) < 0.0001
Previous of history PE 5 (2.5 %) - 5 (2.1 %) 0.32
Pre-gestational diabetes 1 (0.5 %) 3 (7.3 %) 4 (1.7 %) 0.04
Abortion:
 First trimester 26 (13.1 %) 11 (26.9 %) 37 (15.4 %) < 0.0001
 Second trimester - 7 (17.1 %) 7 (2.9 %) < 0.0001
1st Trimester SBP mmHg 115(± 8) 118(± 7) - 0.34
1st Trimester DBP mmHg 86(± 3) 79(± 5) - 0.41
SBP at diagnosis mmHg 140(± 9) 145 (± 10) - 0.36
DBP at diagnosis mmHg 91(± 7) 92(± 4) - 0.37
Creatinine 0.6(± 0.2) 0.8 (± 1.3) - 0.57
AST IU/L 25.8(± 12.0) 27.1(± 14.7) - 0.51
Hemoglobin g/dl 13.5(± 1.6) 11.6(± 2.0) - < 0.0001
Platelet count 298.0(± 82.3) 284.3(± 210.3) - 0.29
  1. APH antepartum hemorrhage, CS cesarean section, HDP hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, GH gestational hypertension, PE preeclampsia, SBP systolic blood pressure, DBP diastolic blood pressure, P chi square for categorical variables and t test for continuous variables