Retrospective maternal mortality case ascertainment in West Virginia, 1985 to 1989.
The death of women from pregnancy-related causes remains a threat to national maternal and child health.
Maternal deaths as persistent, albeit rare occurrences are overlooked if vital registration systems are relied on to report such deaths.
Live birth records were matched with death records for women of reproductive age to detect if a woman died within 1 year of delivery.
The data for potential cases were reviewed by committee and classified as maternal and nonmaternal deaths.
Of all linked birth-death records, 32% were related to pregnancy: 81% were directly related to pregnancy and 19% were indirectly related to pregnancy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation pathologie, Mortalité, Homme, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy disorders, Mortality, Human, Statistical study, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0003434
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 199406.