CitationIrwin, Debra E.; Savitz, David A.; Hertz-Picciotto, Irva; & St. André, Kenneth A. (1994). The Risk of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension: Black and White Differences in a Military Population. American Journal of Public Health, 84(9), 1508-1510. PMCID: PMC1615183
AbstractThe relationship between race and risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension was investigated in a cohort of active-duty military women who gave birth during the period 1987 through 1989. Cases were identified through hospital discharge diagnoses and included transient gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, and unspecified hypertension complicating pregnancy. Multivariate analysis showed nulliparous Black women to be at a slightly increased risk for all pregnancy-induced hypertension (risk ratio [RR] = 1.2) and for pre-eclampsia (RR = 1.3) compared with nulliparous White women. Black parous women were found to have a slightly reduced risk of all pregnancy-induced hypertension (RR = 0.77) and pre-eclampsia (RR = 0.38) compared with White parous women.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Public Health
Author(s)Irwin, Debra E.
Savitz, David A.
St. André, Kenneth A.