The authors attempted to identify all medically treated miscarriages in Alamance County, North Carolina, between September 1988 and August 1991.
Clinical and demographic characteristics of the cases were evaluated, and risks were calculated in relation to total pregnancies, including induced abortions.
Miscarriage cases usually had positive pregnancy tests, and a sizable proportion (66% of whites, 72% of blacks) had a pathology report indicating the presence of a conceptus.
Nineteen percent of the cases were identified in hospitals, a more common source for women who were unmarried, young, of low education, and had pregnancies of advanced gestational age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Avortement, Spontané, Epidémiologie, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Facteur risque, Gestation pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Abortion, Spontaneous, Epidemiology, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Human, Risk factor, Pregnancy disorders
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Cote : 94-0556091
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 09/06/1995.