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Perinatal mortality in Greece and Greek-born women in Victoria. What does a 'natural experiment' suggest?
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PMID:  8365538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A comparison of perinatal outcome in the Greek perinatal mortality survey of 1983 with the outcome of births to Greek born women who had migrated to Victoria, Australia found marked similarities in maternal age, parity, marital status and cigarette smoking. The birthweight distributions were almost identical in the two groups. Despite these similarities the perinatal mortality was substantially higher in Greece. Analysis by cause of death showed the differences to be marginal in all categories except deaths attributed to intrapartum asphyxia which were eight times as common in Greece.
J Lumley; C Bakoula
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-04     Completed Date:  1993-10-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health, Monash University, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Fetal Death / epidemiology*
Greece / ethnology
Marital Status
Maternal Age

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