Annika Esscher

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OBJECTIVE To obtain more accurate calculations of maternal and pregnancy-related mortality ratios in Sweden from 1988 to 2007 by using information from national registers and death certificates. DESIGN A national register-based study, supplemented by a review of death certificates. SETTING Sweden, 1988-2007. POPULATION The deaths of 27 957 women of(More)
BACKGROUND Cause-of-death statistics is widely used to monitor the health of a population. African immigrants have, in several European studies, shown to be at an increased risk of maternal death, but few studies have investigated cause-specific mortality rates in female immigrants. METHODS In this national study, based on the Swedish Cause of Death(More)
BACKGROUND Although the incidence of suicide among women who have given birth during the past 12 months is lower than that of women who have not given birth, suicide remains one of the most common causes of death during the year following delivery in high-income countries, such as Sweden. AIMS To characterise women who died by suicide during pregnancy and(More)
BACKGROUND Several European countries report differences in risk of maternal mortality between immigrants from low- and middle-income countries and host country women. The present study identified suboptimal factors related to care-seeking, accessibility, and quality of care for maternal deaths that occurred in Sweden from 1988-2010. METHODS A subset of(More)
Violence against women is an increasing public health concern, with assault leading to death as the most extreme outcome. Previous findings indicate that foreign-born women living in Sweden are more exposed to interpersonal violence than Swedish-born women. The current study investigates mortality due to interpersonal violence in comparison with other(More)
Esscher, A. 2014. Maternal Mortality in Sweden. Classification, Country of Birth, and Quality of Care. Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine 970. 69 pp. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. ISBN 978-91-554-8863-5. After decades of decrease, maternal mortality rates have shown a slight increase in Europe.(More)
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