Mortality from venous thromboembolism in young Swedish women and its relation to pregnancy and use of oral contraceptives – an approach to specifying rates

@article{Samuelsson2005MortalityFV,
  title={Mortality from venous thromboembolism in young Swedish women and its relation to pregnancy and use of oral contraceptives – an approach to specifying rates},
  author={Eva Samuelsson and Karin Hedenmalm and Ingemar Persson},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={509-516}
}
Background: Pregnancy and use of combined oral contraceptives (COCs) are major risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in young women and we wanted to obtain accurate VTE mortality data overall, by age, associated with the use of COCs and pregnancy. Methods: From the Swedish Cause of Death Register (CDR) we identified women aged 15–44 with VTE as underlying or contributory cause of death during the period 1990–1999. We scrutinized medical records and included verified VTE cases without… CONTINUE READING
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