Table 2.

Description of Past and Index Obstetric Histories

Cerebral Palsy
(n = 50)
Controls (n = 50)POther Neurologic Impairment (n = 22)Controls (n = 22)PTotal Neurologic Impairment (n = 72)Controls (n = 72)P
Previous obstetric history
 Adverse pregnancy outcome* 25  (50%)23  (46%).6910  (46%)8  (36%).5435  (49%)31  (43%).50
 Genitourinary infection5  (10%)5  (10%)1.005  (23%)5  (23%)1.0010  (14%)10  (14%)1.00
 Chronic hypertension3  (6%)3  (6%)1.001  (5%)0  (0%).314  (6%)3  (4%).70
Index obstetric history
 Pregnancy induced hypertension7  (14%)9  (18%).592  (9%)2  (9%)1.009  (13%)11  (15%).63
 Genitourinary infection11  (22%)6  (12%).181  (5%)5  (23%).0812  (17%)11  (15%).82
 Premature rupture of membranes 16  (32%)19  (38%).539  (41%)10  (46%).7625  (35%)29  (40%).49
 Clinical chorioamnionitis11  (22%)6  (12%).1811  (50%)2  (9%).0022  (31%)8  (11%).00
 Cervical incompetence8  (16%)6  (12%).562  (9%)3  (14%).6310  (14%)9  (13%).81
 Abruptio placenta9  (18%)6  (12%).402  (9%)2  (9%)1.0011  (15%)8  (11%).46
 Placenta previa4  (8%)3  (6%).702  (9%)1  (5%).556  (8%)4  (6%).51
 Vaginal spotting5  (10%)4  (8%).732  (9%)1  (5%).557  (10%)5  (7%).55
  • * History of preterm birth, stillbirth, neonatal, or infant death, therapeutic and habitual abortion (>3 prior abortions), or infant anomaly.

  • Rupture of membranes greater than 18 hours before delivery.