|Maternal bacterial vaginosis and fetal/infant mortality in eight Florida counties, 1999 to 2000.|
|PMID: 15363019 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|This study determined the prevalence of maternal bacterial vaginosis (BV) in fetal/infant mortality cases and factors associated with BV. A retrospective descriptive study was utilized. Data were obtained from review of vital statistics and medical records of 176 women experiencing fetal/infant deaths in eight Florida counties, 1999 to 2000. Non-White mothers accounted for 68.96% of deaths (chi square = 10.119, df = 4, p = 0.038), although the population of the eight counties was 64% White. Of 121 non-White mothers (68.8%) with infections, 37 (30.6%) had BV. Most fetal/infant deaths (39.7%) occurred 20-23 weeks' gestation and at birthweights <500 g, as did most cases of BV (46%). Women with BV were more likely to be non-White (OR 2.756, 95% CI 1.075, 7.066), single (OR 2.090, 95% CI 1.081, 7.246), <24 years old (t = 3.172, p = 0.002), and have <12 years of education (t = 2.56, p = 0.011). Findings support early screening and treatment for BV in women with these risk factors or a history of prior fetal/infant loss or preterm/low-birthweight infant. Factors contributing to racial disparity in BV and fetal/infant mortality need further exploration.|
|Barbara Hansen Cottrell; Mary Shannahan|
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|Type: Journal Article|
|Title: Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.) Volume: 21 ISSN: 0737-1209 ISO Abbreviation: Public Health Nurs Publication Date: 2004 Sep-Oct|
|Created Date: 2004-09-14 Completed Date: 2004-11-08 Revised Date: 2004-11-17|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 8501498 Medline TA: Public Health Nurs Country: United States|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 395-403 Citation Subset: IM; N|
|Florida State University School of Nursing, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4310, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org|
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African Americans / education, statistics & numerical data
Cause of Death
European Continental Ancestry Group / education, statistics & numerical data
Fetal Death / epidemiology, microbiology*, prevention & control
Florida / epidemiology
Infant Mortality / trends*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious* / epidemiology, prevention & control
Rural Health / trends*
Vaginosis, Bacterial / complications*, epidemiology, prevention & control
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