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Recommendations to improve preconception health and health care--United States. A report of the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group and the Select Panel on Preconception Care.
This report provides recommendations to improve both preconception health and care. The goal of these recommendations is to improve the health of women and couples, before conception of a first orExpand
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Secular trends in the rates of preeclampsia, eclampsia, and gestational hypertension, United States, 1987-2004.
BACKGROUND Few studies have reported on population-level incidence of or trends in the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and none report on data through 2004. We describe population trends in theExpand
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Sickle Cell Disease in Africa A Neglected Cause of Early Childhood Mortality
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is common throughoutmuchof sub-SaharanAfrica, affecting up to 3% of births in some parts of the continent. Nevertheless, it remains a low priority formany health ministries.Expand
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Pregnancy‐Related Mortality From Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
Objective To examine the role of preeclampsia and eclampsia in pregnancy-related mortality. Methods We used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pregnancy Mortality SurveillanceExpand
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Abdominal Pregnancy in the United States: Frequency and Maternal Mortality
From an analysis of 11 abdominal pregnancy-related deaths and an estimated 5221 abdominal pregnancies in the United States, we estimated that there were 10.9 abdominal pregnancies per 100,000 liveExpand
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Pregnancy‐Related Mortality in the United States, 1987‐1990
Objective To use data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Pregnancy-Related Mortality Surveillance System to examine trends in pregnancy-related mortality and risk factors forExpand
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Preconception Care for Improving Perinatal Outcomes: The Time to Act
A healthy baby and a healthy mother are valued hopes and dreams of families of all cultural heritages. National health goals in many countries around the world prioritize infant and maternalExpand
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Epidemiology of preeclampsia and eclampsia in the United States, 1979-1986.
Preeclampsia and eclampsia continue to be among the leading causes of maternal death. However, national estimates of the occurrence of these conditions have not been available. To derive nationalExpand
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Risk Factors for Legal Induced Abortion–Related Mortality in the United States
OBJECTIVE: To assess risk factors for legal induced abortion–related deaths. METHODS: This is a descriptive epidemiologic study of women dying of complications of induced abortions. Numerator dataExpand
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Pregnancy-related mortality surveillance--United States, 1987-1990.
PROBLEM/CONDITION The Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives specifies goals of no more than 3.3 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births overall and no moreExpand
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