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Objective: To find the relationship of parental ages with congenital heart disease in children Study Design: Case-control study Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted in Department of Child Health, Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar from October 2018 to January 2020 Material and Methods: From the total 346 children from birth to 15 years of age, 173 were with congenital heart disease (CHD) and 173 with no cardiac defect on echocardiography. Different parental age groups with and without congenital heart disease in their children were documented and analyzed by SPSS 23. Results: These were132 females and 214 male. Majority of the mothers i.e 77.2% were between 20-30 years of age and only 1.4% were above 40 years. Among the fathers none was less than 20 years and majority were between 20-30 years i.e 52.3% while 6% were more than 40 years. Our study showed no significant relationship of different maternal and paternal age groups with occurrence of congenital heart disease in children. Conclusion: There is no significant relationship between parental age and the incidence of congenital heart disease in children.

SYED IMAD ALI SHAH, SABAHAT AMIR, ZIA MUHAMMAD, Abdul Khaliq, Syed Kaleem ur Rehman, Shazia Bahar, Hamid Iqbal. (2021) Relationship of Parental Age with Congenital Heart Diseases in Children, Pakistan Pediatric Journal, Volume 45, Issue 2.
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