742: Sex matters: Increased adverse perinatal outcome in male fetuses Academic Article uri icon


  • Study Design This population based retrospective cohort study included all singleton deliveries in a tertiary medical center between the years 1999-2013. A comparison was performed between males and females and included pregnancy characteristics and perinatal outcome. Perinatal mortality cases, fetuses with congenital malformations, and multiple pregnancies, were excluded from the analysis. Multiple logistic regression models were used in order to control for confounders including maternal age and parity. Results During the study period 240 953 newborns met the inclusion criteria and were included in the analysis. Of them, 51.0%(n= 122 840) were males and 49.0%(n= 118 113) females. Maternal characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of male vs. female newborns are shown in the Table. Mothers of male newborns were younger and delivered at an earlier mean …

publication date

  • January 1, 2018