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Recent trends in the incidence of multiple births and its consequences on perinatal problems in Korea.

Choi SH, Park YS, Shim KS, Choi YS, Chang JY, Hahn WH, Bae CW - J. Korean Med. Sci. (2010)

Bottom Line: The incidence of low birth weight infants (LBWI) among total live births was 3.8% in 2000 and 4.9% in 2008.For multiple births it was 49.2% and 53.0% during the same years.The incidence of preterm births among total live births was 3.8% in 2000 and 5.5% in 2008; for the multiple births it was 38.3% and 51.5% during the same years.

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Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

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The aim of this study was to survey multiple birth data and to analyze the recent trends of multiple births and its consequences on perinatal problems in Korea from 1991 to 2008. Data were obtained from the Korean Statistical Information Service. The total number of multiple births showed increasing trends. The multiple birth rate was maintained within less than 10.0 for the decade from 1981 to 1990. However, it increased gradually to reach 27.5 in 2008. The maternal age for multiple births was higher than for total live births. The mean birth weight of the total live births was 3.23 kg; for the multiple births it was 2.40 kg in 2008. The incidence of low birth weight infants (LBWI) among total live births was 3.8% in 2000 and 4.9% in 2008. For multiple births it was 49.2% and 53.0% during the same years. The incidence of preterm births among total live births was 3.8% in 2000 and 5.5% in 2008; for the multiple births it was 38.3% and 51.5% during the same years. The incidence of multiple births and its consequences on perinatal problems (preterm, LBWI, and advanced-maternal age) have been increased steadily over the last two decades in Korea.

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Change in the multiple birth rate per 1,000 live biths in Korea from 1981 to 2008: The MBR was maintained at approximately 10.0 from 1981 to 1990, started to increase during the early 1990s, followed by a marked recent increase.
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Figure 4: Change in the multiple birth rate per 1,000 live biths in Korea from 1981 to 2008: The MBR was maintained at approximately 10.0 from 1981 to 1990, started to increase during the early 1990s, followed by a marked recent increase.

Mentions: The results of this study (1991-2008) along with those from Hur and Kwon (1981-2002) (15), are shown in Fig. 4. The MBR was maintained within slightly less than 10.0 for a decade from 1981 to 1990. However, it started to increase in 1992 from 11.3 and reached 13.2 in 1995, 16.9 in 2000, 20.0 in 2003, 21.7 in 2005, and 27.5 in 2008. There was a 275% increase in the MBR from 10.0 to 27.5 in the two decades studied. The increase in the MBR in the last 5 yr, was from 20.0 to 27.5, compared to the doubling time of the MBR, in the past, from 10.0 to 20.0, which took almost 12 yr from 1991 to 2003 in Korea.


Recent trends in the incidence of multiple births and its consequences on perinatal problems in Korea.

Choi SH, Park YS, Shim KS, Choi YS, Chang JY, Hahn WH, Bae CW - J. Korean Med. Sci. (2010)

Change in the multiple birth rate per 1,000 live biths in Korea from 1981 to 2008: The MBR was maintained at approximately 10.0 from 1981 to 1990, started to increase during the early 1990s, followed by a marked recent increase.
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Figure 4: Change in the multiple birth rate per 1,000 live biths in Korea from 1981 to 2008: The MBR was maintained at approximately 10.0 from 1981 to 1990, started to increase during the early 1990s, followed by a marked recent increase.
Mentions: The results of this study (1991-2008) along with those from Hur and Kwon (1981-2002) (15), are shown in Fig. 4. The MBR was maintained within slightly less than 10.0 for a decade from 1981 to 1990. However, it started to increase in 1992 from 11.3 and reached 13.2 in 1995, 16.9 in 2000, 20.0 in 2003, 21.7 in 2005, and 27.5 in 2008. There was a 275% increase in the MBR from 10.0 to 27.5 in the two decades studied. The increase in the MBR in the last 5 yr, was from 20.0 to 27.5, compared to the doubling time of the MBR, in the past, from 10.0 to 20.0, which took almost 12 yr from 1991 to 2003 in Korea.

Bottom Line: The incidence of low birth weight infants (LBWI) among total live births was 3.8% in 2000 and 4.9% in 2008.For multiple births it was 49.2% and 53.0% during the same years.The incidence of preterm births among total live births was 3.8% in 2000 and 5.5% in 2008; for the multiple births it was 38.3% and 51.5% during the same years.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to survey multiple birth data and to analyze the recent trends of multiple births and its consequences on perinatal problems in Korea from 1991 to 2008. Data were obtained from the Korean Statistical Information Service. The total number of multiple births showed increasing trends. The multiple birth rate was maintained within less than 10.0 for the decade from 1981 to 1990. However, it increased gradually to reach 27.5 in 2008. The maternal age for multiple births was higher than for total live births. The mean birth weight of the total live births was 3.23 kg; for the multiple births it was 2.40 kg in 2008. The incidence of low birth weight infants (LBWI) among total live births was 3.8% in 2000 and 4.9% in 2008. For multiple births it was 49.2% and 53.0% during the same years. The incidence of preterm births among total live births was 3.8% in 2000 and 5.5% in 2008; for the multiple births it was 38.3% and 51.5% during the same years. The incidence of multiple births and its consequences on perinatal problems (preterm, LBWI, and advanced-maternal age) have been increased steadily over the last two decades in Korea.

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