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Trends in diabetes in pregnancy in Sweden 1998-2012
Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2691-7525
School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia.
2016 (English)In: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, ISSN 2052-4897, Vol. 4, no 1, e000221Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Diabetes in pregnancy has been shown to increase in parallel with the increasing prevalence of obesity. In this national population-based study, we analyzed the trends for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), type 1 diabetes in pregnancy, and type 2 diabetes in pregnancy in Sweden between 1998 and 2012.

Research design and methods: A population-based cohort study using the Swedish national medical birth registry data. The time periods were categorized into 3-year intervals and adjusted for maternal body mass index (BMI), ethnicity, and age in a logistic regression.

Results: Each type of diabetes increased over the studied 15-year period. Type 1 diabetes increased by 33.2% (22.2-45.3) and type 2 diabetes by 111% (62.2-174.4) in the adjusted model. Nordic women had the highest prevalence of type 1 diabetes (0.47%) compared with other ethnic groups. The increase in GDM and, to a lesser extent, type 2 diabetes was explained by country of birth, BMI, and maternal age. The prevalence of GDM in Nordic women (0.7-0.8%) did not increase significantly over the time period.

Conclusions: All types of diabetes in pregnancy increased over the 15-year time period in Sweden. Maternal pre-pregnancy BMI remains the key factor explaining the increase in GDM/type 2 diabetes. How to turn around the growing prevalence of diabetes in pregnancy, with its short-term and long-term health effects on both mother and child, requires population-based interventions that reduce the likelihood of entering pregnancy with a raised BMI.

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BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2016. Vol. 4, no 1, e000221
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Endocrinology and Diabetes
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53590DOI: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000221ISI: 000386333100050PubMedID: 27547412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53590DiVA: diva2:1048315
Available from: 2016-11-21 Created: 2016-11-21 Last updated: 2016-11-21Bibliographically approved

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