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Risk determinants of perinatal mortality in a Swedish county, 1980-1984.
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PMID:  2094138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective case-referent study was performed to analyse risk factors of perinatal mortality. Overweight defined by body mass index, smoking greater than 10 cigs/day, infertility, earlier birth weight, earlier perinatal death were significant risk determinants of the obstetric history. Overweight and smoking, measured by the etiologic fractions, had the greatest impact on perinatal mortality. Significant risk factors of the present pregnancy were low weight gain, pre-eclampsia, cervical incompetence, and late hemorrhage. Intra-uterine growth retardation had the highest etiologic fraction. High risk assessment at the first antenatal visit had a sensitivity of 45%, increasing to 72% when adding supervening pregnancy complications. Although the positive predictive value of high-risk classification was very low, 2/3 of the perinatal deaths occurred among high-risk cases.
U Högberg; S Wall; D E Wiklund
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-26     Completed Date:  1991-06-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Umeå University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Sweden / epidemiology

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