The aim of our study was to describe risk factors for legal abortion mortality and the characteristics of women who died of legal abortion complications for the period 1972 through 1987.
We reviewed abortion mortality surveillance data collected by the Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and calculated rates by various demographic and reproductive health variables using the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's abortion surveillance data as denominators.
Rates are reported as legal abortion deaths per 100,000 abortions.
Between 1972 and 1987,240 women died as a result of legal induced abortions.
The case-fatality rate decreased 90% over time, from 4.1 deaths per 100,000 abortions in 1972 to 0.4 in 1987.
Mots-clés Pascal : Avortement provoqué, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mortalité, Complication, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Induced abortion, United States, North America, America, Mortality, Complication, Human
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Cote : 95-0056015
Code Inist : 002B20A03. Création : 09/06/1995.