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Table 3 Association between age at first birth and parity and diagnosis with a chronic disease 1 , adjusted for study site

From: Early maternal age at first birth is associated with chronic diseases and poor physical performance in older age: cross-sectional analysis from the International Mobility in Aging Study

  ≤ 18 yr at 1st birth ≥ 3 lifetime births
(N = 914) 2 (N = 1029)
  OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
High blood pressure 2.09 (1.38 – 3.16) <0.01 1.64 (1.24 – 2.16) <0.01
Diabetes 1.88 (1.25 – 2.83) <0.01 1.71 (1.22 – 2.40) <0.01
Chronic lung disease 2.40 (1.49 – 3.86) <0.01 1.38 (0.93 – 2.04) 0.11
Stroke 1.91 (0.98 – 3.73) 0.06 1.25 (0.69 – 2.25) 0.46
Coronary heart disease 1.35 (0.87 – 2.09) 0.18 1.34 (0.95 – 1.87) 0.09
Osteoporosis 1.35 (0.92 – 1.99) 0.13 0.95 (0.71 – 1.26) 0.71
Arthritis 1.04 (0.72 – 1.51) 0.81 0.94 (0.72 – 1.23) 0.65
Cancer 1.10 (0.51– 2.38) 0.81 0.80 (0.49 – 1.30) 0.36
  1. 1Chronic diseases are self-reported measures.
  2. 2112 women never gave birth; missing age at first birth data for 14 women.