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Adverse pregnancy outcomes and their impact on long-term maternal health, with a special focus on mid-life multimorbidity, mental health and health-related quality of life – secondary data analysis of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health 1973-78 Cohort


The burden of noncommunicable disorders (NCDs) is not shared equally between men and women. Therefore, more studies are necessary about sex-specific risks for NCDs. Data collected so far from the ALSWH study participants born between 1973 and 1978  will be used to compare NCD counts, measures of health-related quality of life, life satisfaction and perceived stress among women who earlier had pregnancies with or without medical problems or were childless. The study will explore whether life events like complicated pregnancy could change a woman's chances of having NCD later or impact her future health-related quality of life. The results will raise awareness among younger women and inform public health policies.