ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Volume : 43 Issue : 5 Year : 2021
Associated Factors Causing Uterine Prolapse in Nongeriatric and Geriatric Female Patient Populations and Analysis of Pathological Diagnoses [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(5): 443-448 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2021.32847

Associated Factors Causing Uterine Prolapse in Nongeriatric and Geriatric Female Patient Populations and Analysis of Pathological Diagnoses

Esra Tamburaci
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey

Objective: Many factors influence the etiology of uterine prolapse (UP). This study, therefore, analyzed factors affecting UP in nongeriatric and geriatric age groups.
Materials and Methods: The 494 patients included in the study were divided into two groups: 317 nongeriatric patients (aged <65; 64.2%) and 177 geriatric patients (aged ≥65; 38.8%). Factors affecting UP were analyzed.
Results: Multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that in all patients, the number of births (odds ratio [OR]=1.254; 95% confidence interval [CI]=1.081–1.456; p=0.003) and menopause (OR=2.159; 95% CI=5.612–4.334; p=0.031) increased the risk of UP. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis also indicated that the cutoff point for the number of births in all patients was >3 (area under the curve [AUC]=0.553; 95% CI=0.508–0.597; p=0.037). Although the AUC value (AUC=0.635) calculated for the number of births in patients aged ≥65 was higher than those calculated for body mass index and the number of miscarriages (AUC=0.582 and AUC=0.583, respectively), this difference was not statistically significant (p>0.05).
Conclusion: UP is closely related to the number of births and the presence of menopause. Although no significant correlation was found between age at menopause and the number of births in patients aged <65, a statistically significant positive correlation was found between age at menopause and the number of births in patients aged ≥65.

Keywords: Geriatrics, uterine prolapse, birth, menopause, body mass index, risk factors

Esra Tamburaci. Associated Factors Causing Uterine Prolapse in Nongeriatric and Geriatric Female Patient Populations and Analysis of Pathological Diagnoses. Erciyes Med J. 2021; 43(5): 443-448

Corresponding Author: Esra Tamburaci, Türkiye
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