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Ectopic pregnancy in New York City, 1975-1980.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7072875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Seventy-three non-federal acute care New York City hospitals were asked to report the number of ectopic pregnancies. These reports were compared with legally required certificates of termination of pregnancy (fetal death certificates). The number of ectopic pregnancies reported via the questionnaire was six times the number reported on the certificates of termination of pregnancy. Based on the hospital survey, ectopic pregnancies increased from 1,457 in 1975 to 2,080 in 1980. The number of ectopic pregnancies per 1,000 conceptions per year increased 48.5 percent, from 6.48 in 1975 to 9.62 in 1980 (p less than .001). Of the 30 fatalities related to an ectopic pregnancy, 93.4 percent were Black or Hispanic and two-thirds were single. An unexplained finding was that 75 per cent of the fatal tubal pregnancies were right-sided (p less than .01). At least one-half of the deaths were attributable to physician error and one-fifth were attributable to patient neglect. Ectopic pregnancy continues to be overlooked and misdiagnosed. Increased physician suspicion of this complication in the susceptible population is needed to decrease fatalities.
Authors:
L D Budnick; J Pakter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-06-24     Completed Date:  1982-06-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  580-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Data Collection
Female
Humans
New York City
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Ectopic / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  mortality
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