Abstract

he frequency of placenta previa in developing countries ranges from 1 to 2.4%,
the maternal mortality rate due to placenta previa approximately 0.1 to 5%, while the
perinatal mortality rate due to placenta previa around 7-25%.
Objective: To determine the relationship between mother's age with the incidence of placenta
previa in pregnant women in Banyumas General Hospital in 2010.
This study was cross sectional with retrosfektif approach based on secondary data,
the sampling technique using total sampling technique, which uses data retrieved medical
records of all pregnant women who visited hospitals in Banyumas in 2010 about 2935
pregnant women.
The results of this study are of a total sample of 2395 pregnant women aged 20-35
years with as many as 1918 people, while pregnant women with age <20 were 106 people
and> 35 years as many as 371 people. Pregnant women with age <20 years old who have
placenta previa as many as five people (14.7%) and age> 35 years old who have placenta
previa as many as 25 people (73.5%) more than the age of 20-35 years as many as 4 people
(11.8%). There is a relationship between age and pregnant women with placenta previa.
There is a relationship between age and pregnant women with placenta previa in
Banyumas General Hospital in 2010 with a low relationship strength so that it can be
concluded that the incidence of placenta previa is not only caused by maternal age alone but
also due to other factors.
Keywords: Age of Pregnancy, Placenta Previa.