Past researches have suggested a positive correlation between women with hypothyroidism and increased risk for pregnancy-related complications. Our study rejected the null hypothesis that hypothyroidism does not increase or decrease one's risk for pregnancy complications, and that it significantly increase women's risk for complications, particularly with early onset delivery as well as preterm delivery. Lengths of stay as well as total hospital charges are also significantly higher for pregnant women with hypothyroidism. Public education and universal testing are recommended as a result of the study, which can improve public awareness of hypothyroidism and its impact on pregnancy.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public health, Health education, Epidemiology|
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