Population of Parturient Women in the Czech Republicat the End of MilleniumI. Trend of Selected Demographic Indicators and Datafrom the History of Pregnancy during 1997–2000

Authors: Z. Štembera 1;  P. Velebil 1;  E. Motyčková 2
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav pro péči o matku a dítě, Praha-Podolí, ředitel doc. MUDr. J. Feyereisl, CSc. 2Ústav zdravotnických informací a statistiky ČR, Praha, ředitelka Mgr. M. Mazánková 1
Published in: Ceska Gynekol 2002; (6): 350-353


To evaluate whether social-economic changes in the Czech Republic in 90’s influencedselected demographic indications in population of mothers.Design: Retrospective comparative epidemiological study.Setting: Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, Praha 4-Podolí, Office of Health Informationand Statistics, Praha.Methods: Comparative analysis of selected demographic data and pregnancy history data collectedaccording to the WHO recommendations on the innovated „Report on mother“ of the Office ofHealth Information and Statistics database in 1997–2000.Results: Nation-wide return rate of 99.89% of „Report on mother“ forms confirms the representativenessof analyzed data. During the 4-year-period we demonstrated increase of maternalage, level of education, and proportion of single mothers. We observed decrease in proportion ofmothers with second baby and mothers with induced abortion in history. The proportion ofmothers with drug abuse during pregnancy was increasing and their age was decreasing. Characteristicsof these changes suggest possible association with social and economic changes in theCzech Republic in 1990’s.Conclusions: In second-half of 90’s we observed increase of maternal age, educational level, proportionof single mothers and decrease of proportion of mothers delivering for the second timeand mothers with history of induced abortion. Drug abuse during pregnancy is most frequentamong youngest mothers.

Key words:
age, parity, education, family status, population incidence

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