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Seasonal incidence of eclampsia and its relationship to meteorological data in Mozambique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1501059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gestational hypertension is common in Mozambique. In a prospective study lasting 12 months every case of eclampsia in Maputo city was registered. The monthly ratio of eclampsia cases to births was calculated. With the purpose to test the hypothesis of a correlation between meteorological data and eclampsia incidence, monthly averages of temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure were tabulated. Temperature (p less than 0.005) and atmospheric pressure (p less than 0.001) were significantly associated with the eclampsia/birth ratio. Humidity showed no significant association. We conclude that there is a statistical association between eclampsia incidence and air temperature and atmospheric pressure, respectively.
S Bergström; G Povey; F Songane; C Ching
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0300-5577     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-15     Completed Date:  1992-09-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Eclampsia / epidemiology*
Meteorological Concepts*
Prospective Studies

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