Vliv věku matky na zdravotní stav novorozenců v Česku

Luděk Šídlo, Anna Šťastná, Jiřina Kocourková, Tomáš Fait

Vliv věku matky na zdravotní stav novorozenců v Česku

Číslo: 3/2019
Periodikum: Demografie

Klíčová slova: mother’s age at childbirth, new-born child, health condition, birth weight, IVF, Czechia

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Anotace: Abstract

The postponement of the fertility of women to higher ages is reflected in increased health risks that may
pose a threat to both the mother and the new-born child. The aim of the article is to assess the impact of the
age of women at childbirth on the health of the child and the risk of the occurrence of complications during
hospitalisation following the delivery. We assume that the health of new-born children can be determined from
the course of the hospitalisation. Complications during the hospitalisation of the child or longer hospitalisation
periods may be related to the increased need for health care as a result of a weakened state of health following
the delivery. The analysis makes use of individual anonymised data obtained from the General Health Insurance
Company of the Czech Republic (GHIC CZ) on reported health care for children born in 2014. Using the
descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression methods we identify the influence of the mother’s age on the
incidence of complications with new-born children so as to control other influences that are closely associated
with such complications. The results revealed that the advancing age of the mother is related to an increase
in the chances of complications during the hospitalisation of the new-born child.