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Ectopic pregnancies in Greenland 1981-1990 verified by histology.
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PMID:  7857476     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
From 1981 to 1990 503 cases of ectopic pregnancy (EP) among Greenlandic females were confirmed by histologic examination. The yearly number more than tripled from 26 in 1981 to 89 in 1990. When correction for age distribution and the total number of conceptions were made the increase in incidence rates for the population age 15-44 as a whole, was statistically significant. The rate of EP/100,000 females increased from 223 in 1981 to 581 in 1990 (slope 34/yr, p < 0.01, degrees of freedom 8, t = 4.996). EP/100 pregnancies increased from 2.08 in 1981 to 4.51 in 1990 (slope 0.22/yr., p < 0.01, degrees of freedom 8, t = 4.784). However, we did not find a significant increase in rates for females aged 15-24 years. Possible etiological factors behind the high and increasing incidence are discussed. The incidence rates of ectopic pregnancy in Greenland found in this study are among the highest ever reported.
P Nymann; L Elving
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arctic medical research     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0782-226X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arctic Med Res     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-23     Completed Date:  1995-03-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8602204     Medline TA:  Arctic Med Res     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Greenland / epidemiology
Linear Models
Pregnancy, Ectopic / epidemiology*,  pathology

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