To identify causes and risk factors for pregnancy-related mortality in New York City, we analyzed 224 pregnancy-related deaths that occured from 1980 to 1984.
The leading cause of death were ectopic pregnancy complications, embolism, intrapartum cardiac arrest, and hypertension.
Mortality ratios were determined by comparing the characteristics of the women whose death was pregnancy-related with those of women who had survived delivery of a live infant in New York City during the same period.
Black and Hispanic women had mortality ratios that were respetively 4.2 and 2.0 times higher than those for white, non-Hispanic women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etats Unis, Gestation pathologie, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Mortalité, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : North America, America, United States, Pregnancy disorders, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Mortality, Human, Female
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Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 199406.