pregnancy-related death


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pregnancy-related death

The death of a woman occurring within 6 weeks after pregnancy, conception, or termination of pregnancy.
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6,7] While research has identified the levels and determinants of adolescent fertility,[8] the issue of adolescent maternal and pregnancy-related deaths has yet to be addressed.
Though pregnancy-related deaths fell dramatically in the 20th century, they have been on the rise since 1987, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Approximately 1%-2% of pregnancies in the United States are ectopic (1,2); however, these pregnancies account for 3%-4% of pregnancy-related deaths (3).
Around the world, where abortion is highly restricted, it is not necessarily less common than elsewhere, but is almost always less safe--and this is reflected in country levels of pregnancy-related death and disability.
The focus of the study was to determine if there is an association between pregnancy-related death and health care service variables, such as use of nutritional services, source and use of prenatal care and method of birth.
Overall, women aged 35 or older had a risk of pregnancy-related death that was nearly three times as high as that of women aged 25-29 (risk ratio, 2.
For this report, pregnancy-related death was defined as a death that occurred during pregnancy or within 1 year after the end of pregnancy and resulted from 1) complications of pregnancy itself, 2) a chain of events initiated by pregnancy, or 3) aggravation of an unrelated condition bythe physiologic effects of pregnancy.
Ectopic pregnancy now ranks as the leading cause of pregnancy-related death among women in the first trimester.
Other major causes of pregnancy-related death included preeclampsia and eclampsia, amniotic fluid embolism, obstetric hemorrhage, and sepsis or infection.
Pregnancy-related death is the "death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of termination of pregnancy, regardless of duration and site of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by her pregnancy or its management.
To explore associations between pregnancy-related death and various aspects of health care service, researchers analyzed data from a North Carolina maternal mortality surveillance system, which matched death certificates, records of live births and fetal deaths, and autopsy or other medical reports.
1) Analyses conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal that over the nine-year period, the pregnancy-related mortality ratio rose; the risk of pregnancy-related death was sharply elevated among women aged 35 or older and among black women.

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