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OBJECTIVE To identify the immediate economic impact of maternal death on rural Chinese households. METHODS Results are reported from a study that matched 195 households who had suffered a maternal death to 384 households that experienced a childbirth without maternal death in rural areas of three provinces in China, using quantitative questionnaire to(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital heart disease (CHD) is one of the most prevalent birth defects. Housing renovations are a newly recognized source of indoor environmental pollution that is detrimental to health. A growing body of research suggests that maternal occupational exposure to renovation materials may be associated with an increased risk of giving birth to(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal deaths occur mostly in developing countries and the majority of them are preventable. This study analyzes changes in maternal mortality and related causes in Henan Province, China, between 1996 and 2009, in an attempt to provide a reliable basis for introducing effective interventions to reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR), part of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to evaluate the association between folic acid (FA) supplementation and congenital heart defects (CHDs). METHODS This hospital-based case-control study initiated in 2010 in China analyzed 358 cases and 422 controls. The adjusted odds ratio (AOR) calculated using a logistic model was used to assess the association between FA(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between maternal influenza and congenital heart defects (CHDs), and whether the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) or Western medicine (antibiotics, antipyretic-analgesic drugs) modified this association. METHOD We analysed 294 fetuses with CHDs and 416 control fetuses without any abnormalities identified from(More)
This paper describes a large resource of multi-center and multi-topic heart sound databases, which were based on the measured data from more than 9,000 heart sound samples (saved in WAV file format). According to different research topics, these samples were respectively stored in different folders (corresponding to different research topics and distributed(More)
Hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy(HDCP)is a pregnancy-specific disease. It often occurs after 20 weeks and the incidence was 9.4% in our country while 7% -12% [1] in the foreign reports. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy is a great harm for maternals which can seriously damage the heart, brain, kidney and other organs of pregnant woman [2,3](More)
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