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Incidence and risk factors for striae gravidarum

      To the Editor: Striae gravidarum represent an important aesthetic concern for pregnant women. Because risk factors for striae gravidarum have not been consistent in the literature, we have analyzed predictors for the development of striae gravidarum during pregnancy.
      • Davey C.M.
      Factors associated with the occurrence of striae gravidarum.
      • Madlon-Kay D.J.
      Striae gravidarum: folklore and fact.
      • Chang A.L.
      • Agredano Y.Z.
      • Kimball A.B.
      Risk factors associated with striae gravidarum.
      • Ghasemi A.
      • Gorouhi F.
      • Rashighi-Firoozabadi M.
      • Jafarian S.
      • Firooz A.
      Striae gravidarum: associated factors.
      • Kasielska-Trojan A.
      • Sobczak M.
      • Antoszewski B.
      Risk factors of striae gravidarum.
      During a 4-month period, 800 consecutive primiparas from 3 obstetric departments in Rouen, France, were examined postpartum for the presence of striae gravidarum by the same dermatologist. Socioeconomic and clinical parameters were collected. Striae gravidarum predictors were compared between women with striae gravidarum and women without striae gravidarum. Univariate analysis was performed based on the Student t test for continuous factors and either Pearson χ2 test or Fisher exact test for categorical factors. Multivariate logistic regression was performed to select factors independently associated with occurrence of striae gravidarum.
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