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Predictors of foetal and neonatal mortality in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. A multivariate analysis.
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PMID:  2705016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Curaçao a systematic and comprehensive investigation of numerous factors, potentially associated with an increased risk of foetal and neonatal mortality, was carried out in a 2-year period (1984-85). The inquiry was restricted to singleton births. Data on 205 women who experienced pregnancy loss were compared with those on 913 women who did not sustain foetal or neonatal loss. Data comprised information on maternal characteristics, clinical course of pregnancy and delivery, and neonatal characteristics. Of 130 factors measured, 14 were entered into a multivariate analysis. From the analysis 5 risk factors emerged as significant predictors of mortality: gestational age, birth weight, sex, foetal presentation and congenital anomalies. Factors such as social class, marital status, maternal age and parity were not associated with an increased risk of foetal and neonatal mortality in Curaçao.
H I Wildschut; V Wiedijk; J Oosting; W Voorn; J Huber; P E Treffers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social science & medicine (1982)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0277-9536     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Sci Med     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-19     Completed Date:  1989-05-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303205     Medline TA:  Soc Sci Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  837-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Delivery, Obstetric
Fetal Death / epidemiology*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Life Style
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
West Indies

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