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Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension and Early Neonatal Death: A Case-Control Study

Citation

Zhang, Jun; Cai, Wen-wei; & Lee, David J. (1993). Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension and Early Neonatal Death: A Case-Control Study. American Journal of Perinatology, 10, 401-3.

Abstract

Literature on the association between pregnancy-induced hypertension and early neonatal death is limited. The present case-control study consisted of 342 early neonatal deaths and 523 frequency-matched controls. After controlling for other factors such as infant sex, gravidity, maternal age, threatened abortion, and maternal anemia, moderate to severe pregnancy-induced hypertension was associated with an increased risk of early neonatal death with apparent dose-effect gradients (odds ratio = 1.8 for moderate and 2.2 for severe). The biologic plausibility of pregnancy-induced hypertension as a cause of neonatal mortality is discussed.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-2007-994772

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Perinatology

Author(s)

Zhang, Jun
Cai, Wen-wei
Lee, David J.

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

10

Pages

401-3

Reference ID

67