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The Risk of Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension: Black and White Differences in a Military Population

Citation

Irwin, 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), 1508-10. PMCID: PMC1615183

Abstract

The 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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/ajph.84.9.1508

Notes

ProCite field[28]: PMC1615183

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Irwin, Debra E.
Savitz, David A.
Hertz-Picciotto, Irva
St. André, Kenneth A.

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

84

Issue Number

9

Pages

1508-10

PMCID

PMC1615183

Reference ID

342