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Table 1 Clinical characteristics and pregnancy outcome in the hypertensive and normotensive groups.

From: Matrix metalloproteinase-2 is elevated in midtrimester amniotic fluid prior to the development of preeclampsia

  Hypertensive (n = 17)
Mean ± SD
Normotensive (n = 116)
Mean ± SD
P
Maternal age 36.53 ± 4.64 34.04 ± 5.11 0.06
Gest. Age at AC 18.88 ± 3.04 19.38 ± 3.12 0.53
Gest.Age at delivery 36.59 ± 2.79 39.54 ± 1.23 <0.01
Method of delivery    
   Vaginal delivery 10 (58.8%) 82 (70.7%)  
   Cesarean section 7 (41.2%) 34 (29.3%) 0.40
Fetal gender    
   Male 7 (41.2%) 63 (54.3%)  
   Female 10 (58.8%) 53 (45.7%) 0.44
Birthweight 2862 ± 812 3389 ± 436 < 0.01
Apgar score    
   1 minute 9.25 9.24 0.96
   5 minute 9.94 9.97 0.43
Cord pH 7.34 7.34 0.97
  1. AC: amniocentesis.