Journal article

Risk factors for maternal morbidity in Victoria, Australia: a population-based study

Anthea C Lindquist, Jennifer J Kurinczuk, Euan M Wallace, Jeremy Oats, Marian Knight

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this analysis was to quantify the risk factors associated with maternal morbidity among women in Victoria, Australia, focusing particularly on sociodemographic factors. DESIGN: Case-control analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Data on all maternities in Victoria from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2008. METHODS: A case-control analysis was conducted using unconditional logistic regression to calculate adjusted ORs (aORs). Cases were defined as all women noted to have had a severe complication during the index pregnancy. Severe maternal morbidity was defined by the validated, composite Australian Maternal Morbidity Outcome Indicator. Socioeconomic position was defined by Socio-Econom..

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