To assess recent maternal mortality in Sweden according to the different definitions of the eighth, ninth, and tenth editions of the Intemational Classification of Diseases (ICD).
All matemal deaths in Sweden during 1980-1988 were sought in the Medical Birth Registry and in the Registers of Births and Deaths.
Hospital records and autopsy reports were requisitioned.
According to ICD-9, the maternal mortality ratio in Sweden for 1980-1988 was 7.4 per 100,000 live births.
Of the 58 deaths, 36 were direct maternal deaths.
Embolism, hemorrhage, preeclampsia, and infection were the predominant causes in the direct cases.
Advanced age was the most pronounced risk factor.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Mère, Suède, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy, Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, Mother, Sweden, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0624824
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 09/06/1995.