|Homicide: a leading cause of injury deaths among pregnant and postpartum women in the United States, 1991-1999.|
|PMID: 15727979 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|OBJECTIVES: We identified risk factors for pregnancy-associated homicide (women who died as a result of homicide during or within 1 year of pregnancy) in the United States from 1991 to 1999.
METHODS: Pregnancy-associated homicides were analyzed with data from the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
RESULTS: Six hundred seventeen (8.4%) homicide deaths were reported to the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System. The pregnancy-associated homicide ratio was 1.7 per 100000 live births. Risk factors included age younger than 20 years, Black race, and late or no prenatal care. Firearms were the leading mechanism for homicide (56.6%).
CONCLUSIONS: Homicide is a leading cause of pregnancy-associated injury deaths.
|Jeani Chang; Cynthia J Berg; Linda E Saltzman; Joy Herndon|
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|Type: Journal Article|
|Title: American journal of public health Volume: 95 ISSN: 0090-0036 ISO Abbreviation: Am J Public Health Publication Date: 2005 Mar|
|Created Date: 2005-02-24 Completed Date: 2005-03-31 Revised Date: 2013-06-09|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 1254074 Medline TA: Am J Public Health Country: United States|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 471-7 Citation Subset: AIM; IM|
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African Americans / statistics & numerical data
Birth Rate / trends
Cause of Death / trends*
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Firearms / statistics & numerical data
Homicide / trends*
Marital Status / statistics & numerical data
Maternal Mortality / trends*
Pregnancy Complications / mortality*
Prenatal Care / standards
Puerperal Disorders / mortality*
United States / epidemiology
Wounds and Injuries / mortality*
|Am J Public Health. 2005 Nov;95(11):1879; author reply 1879-80
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