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  1. The epidemiology of placenta previa in the United States, 1979 through 1987.

    Article - En anglais


    Placenta previa can cause serious, occasionally fatal complications for fetuses and mothers; however, data on its national incidence and sociodemographic risk factors have not been available.


    We analyzed data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey for the years 1979 through 1987 and from the Retrospective Maternal Mortality Study (1979 through 1986).


    We found that placenta previa complicated 4.8 per 1000 deliveries annually and was fatal in 0.03% of cases.

    Incidence rates remained stable among white women but increased among black and other minority women (p<0.1).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Placenta praevia, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gestation pathologie, Accouchement pathologie, Placenta pathologie, Complication, Risque, Mère, Foetus

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Placenta previa, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America, Pregnancy disorders, Delivery disorders, Placenta diseases, Complication, Risk, Mother, Fetus

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    Cote : 93-0519369

    Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 199406.