A population-based study of race-specific risk for preterm premature rupture of membranes.

@article{Shen2008APS,
  title={A population-based study of race-specific risk for preterm premature rupture of membranes.},
  author={Tammy T Shen and Emily A. DeFranco and David Michael Stamilio and Jen Jen Chang and Louis J. Muglia},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={199 4},
  pages={
          373.e1-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that race is associated with the risk of preterm birth due to preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) and its recurrence. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a population-based cohort study using the Missouri Department of Health's maternally linked birth certificate database (1989-1997) to assess racial effects on the occurrence and recurrence of PPROM, while adjusting for socioeconomic and maternal medical risk factors (n = 644,462… CONTINUE READING
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