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Hospitalization for pregnancy complications, United States, 1986 and 1987.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1595788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our analysis was to provide a national overview of the magnitude of the public health burden associated with inpatient care for pregnancy complications. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey for 1986 and 1987. We calculated ratios of hospitalizations for pregnancy complications for every 100 hospitalizations involving a birth. Standard errors for these ratios were calculated with RATIOEST, and relative ratios with 95% confidence intervals were calculated for subgroups of interest. RESULTS: We found that for every 100 hospitalizations involving a birth, there were 22.2 nondelivery hospitalizations for pregnancy complications (14.6 antenatal complications, 7.6 pregnancy loss complications). These ratios were higher for black than for white women (relative ratio 1.4, 95% confidence interval 1.2 to 1.6). The effects of marital status, age, and insurance coverage differed between black and white women, and mean length of stay was longer for black than for white women. CONCLUSION: Hospitalization for pregnancy complications is far more common than is widely appreciated and is more frequent among black than white women.
A L Franks; J S Kendrick; D R Olson; H K Atrash; A F Saftlas; M Moien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  166     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1992 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-26     Completed Date:  1992-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1339-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA 30333.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Age Factors
European Continental Ancestry Group
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  therapy*
Time Factors
United States

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