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Ranking risk factors for perinatal mortality. Analysis of a nation-wide study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2631538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper analyses data from the Israeli nationwide perinatal census, with the aim of revealing the possible causes of perinatal death, and to assess the effects of risk factors, using a logistic regression analysis. The analysis provided an estimate of the net effect of each characteristic independently, thus identifying high-risk pregnancies that should be monitored with greater intensity. Five variables were found to have a significant effect on perinatal death. Among these, in order of decreasing risk: fetal presentation, maternal diseases complicating pregnancy, number of fetuses, ethnic origin, and maternal age. Other variables such as parity, standard of hospital, the mother's country of birth and domiciliary circumstances, did not significantly affect perinatal mortality.
A Samueloff; S Mor-Yosef; D S Seidman; I Adler; E Persitz; J G Schenker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-09     Completed Date:  1990-05-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  677-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Ethnic Groups
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Israel / epidemiology
Maternal Age
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology
Pregnancy, Multiple
Risk Factors
Rural Population
Urban Population

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