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Maternal mortality in the U.S. Department of Defense, 1993-1998.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16444897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Department of Defense medical facilities from 1993 to 1998. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective review of birth data from military medical facilities using the Standard Inpatient Data Records from 1993 through 1998. The total number of live births and dispositions due to maternal death were obtained. RESULTS: Twenty-two maternal deaths occurred in the study time out of 398,107 live births, for an MMR of 5.5 per 100,000 live births. The ratiosfor the service branches were: Army 7.0, Navy 5.3 and Air Force 3.6. The leading cause of death was embolic disease. CONCLUSION: The military MMR is closer to the Healthy People 2010 goal of 3.3 than is the national ratio, 13.2. Improved reporting of cases, patient education and treating high-risk conditions may help further decrease pregnancy-related mortality.
David M Haas; Manuel E Rivera-Alsina; Michael F McNamara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-31     Completed Date:  2007-03-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  951-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Eclampsia / mortality
Embolism, Amniotic Fluid / mortality
Maternal Mortality*
Military Personnel*
Pregnancy Complications / mortality*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / mortality
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / mortality
Retrospective Studies
United States / epidemiology

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