Prevalence and risk factors of severe obstetric haemorrhage.

  title={Prevalence and risk factors of severe obstetric haemorrhage.},
  author={Iqbal Al-Zirqi and Siri Vangen and Lisa Fors{\'e}n and Babill Stray-Pedersen},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={115 10},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence, causes, risk factors and acute maternal complications of severe obstetric haemorrhage. DESIGN Population-based registry study. POPULATION All women giving birth (307,415) from 1 January 1999 to 30 April 2004 registered in the Medical Birth Registry of Norway. Information about socio-economic risk factors was obtained from Statistics Norway. METHODS Cross-tabulation was used to study prevalence, causes and acute maternal complications of severe… CONTINUE READING
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