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Racial characteristics of women undergoing surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in the United States.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17618763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to compare the prevalence, demographics, and complications of pelvic organ prolapse surgery across races in the United States. STUDY DESIGN: Data from the 2003 National Census and the 2003 National Hospital Discharge Survey were used to determine rates of prolapse surgery, demographic characteristics, morbidity, and mortality across races. RESULTS: In 2003, 199,698 women underwent prolapse surgery. Rates of prolapse surgery per 10,000 women were 14.8, 5.6, and 8.7 in women of white, black, and other races. By geographic region, surgical rates per 10,000 white vs black women differed most in the West (16.0 vs 0.8). Of black women, 27% were on public assistance, compared with 5.9% and 9.6% women of white and other races. Complications occurred in 19.4%, 34.1%, and 27.4% of women of white, black, other races. Mortality was uncommon for all races. CONCLUSION: Racial disparities between white and black women undergoing prolapse surgery appear to exist.
Authors:
Aparna D Shah; Neeraj Kohli; Sujatha S Rajan; Lennox Hoyte
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  197     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-09     Completed Date:  2007-09-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70.e1-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
African Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Age Factors
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
Female
Humans
Middle Aged
Prevalence
Retrospective Studies
United States / epidemiology
Urogenital Surgical Procedures / adverse effects,  statistics & numerical data*
Uterine Prolapse / epidemiology*,  ethnology*,  surgery

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