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Risk factors for 14-21 week abortions: a case-control study in Europe. The Europop Group.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11056147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data from a case-control survey in Europe, carried out between 1994 and 1997, were used to investigate the risk factors for spontaneous abortions at 14-21 weeks (late abortions), according to the vital status of the fetus before the onset of labour. Late abortions included 62 involving a fetus alive before the onset of labour, 216 late abortions of a fetus already dead, together with 4592 control pregnancies at term (>/=37 weeks) from seven countries. Histories of induced abortion, spontaneous abortion and preterm birth were more closely associated with late abortion of a live fetus than with late abortion of a dead fetus. Women aged >/=35 years and women living alone had a much higher risk of late abortions than women aged 20-24 years and married women, regardless of the vital status of the fetus before labour. These results provide evidence that obstetric history and socio-demographic factors are risk factors for late abortions but differences are observed according to the vital status of the fetus before labour.
P Y Ancel; M J Saurel-Cubizolles; G C Di Renzo; E Papiernik; G Bréart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-27     Completed Date:  2000-12-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2426-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unité de Recherches Epidémiologiques en Santé Périnatale et Santé des Femmes (INSERM, Unité 149), 16 avenue Paul Vaillant-Couturier 94807 Villejuif cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology,  etiology*
Case-Control Studies
Fetal Death / epidemiology
Fetus / physiology
Labor Onset
Maternal Age
Medical Records
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Risk Factors
Single Parent

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