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Population-based analysis of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17454219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the population-based incidence of hypertensive diseases in pregnancy in Western New York.
METHODS: A database of 77,358 women with singleton pregnancies was analyzed using birth certificate data. The incidence of pregnancies complicated by gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and eclampsia was determined.
RESULTS: The overall incidence of pregnancy-associated hypertensive disease varied slightly from 1999 to 2003. The incidence of preeclampsia decreased from 1.8% to 1.1% (p < 0.01). This decrease persisted over time, despite controlling for known risk factors, such as body mass index, age, ethnicity, parity, smoking, diabetes, and chronic hypertension.
CONCLUSION: The incidence of pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders slightly decreased in our population in the last 5 years, with a decline in the rate of preeclampsia accounting for this change. Further analysis may provide additional insights into the population-based incidence of preeclampsia.
Jack Lawler; Magda Osman; James A Shelton; John Yeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hypertension in pregnancy     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1064-1955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-24     Completed Date:  2007-06-07     Revised Date:  2014-07-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9421297     Medline TA:  Hypertens Pregnancy     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Eclampsia / epidemiology
Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced / epidemiology*
New York / epidemiology
Pre-Eclampsia / epidemiology

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