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Table 4 Distribution of secondary infertility participants and controls according to their obstetric history, Women Hospital-Hamad Medical Corporation, 2018

From: Risk profile of Qatari women treated for infertility in a tertiary hospital: a case-control study

Obstetric history Secondary infertility
n = 93 (%)
Controls
n = 272 (%)
p value
Previous conception: 0.001*
 No 0 (0.0) 42 (15.4)
 Yes 93 (100.0) 230 (84.6)
Time from previous conception: n = 93 n = 230 0.001*
  < 5 years 47 (50.5) 194 (84.3)
 5 - < 10 years 38 (40.9) 32 (14.0)
 10 - < 15 years 4 (4.3) 4 (1.7)
  ≥ 15 years 4 (4.3) 0 (0.0)
Outcome of previous conception:
- Stillbirth
n = 230 0.004*
 Never 80 (86.0) 219 (95.2)
 Happened once or more 13 (14.0) 11 (4.8)
Miscarriage 0.021*
 Never 35 (37.6) 124 (53.9)
 Once 35 (37.6) 57 (24.8)
 Twice or more 23 (24.8) 49 (21.3)
Post-partum / post-abortal infection: n = 230 0.005*
 No 83 (89.2) 223 (97.0)
 Yes 10 (10.8) 7 (3.0)
Caesarean section: 0.042*
 No 55 (59.1) 192 (70.6)
 Yes 38 (40.9) 80 (29.4)
  1. * p < 0.05