Journal article

The impact of socioeconomic position on severe maternal morbidity outcomes among women in Australia: a national case-control study.

A Lindquist, N Noor, E Sullivan, M Knight

BJOG | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Studies in other developed countries have suggested that socioeconomic position may be a risk factor for poorer pregnancy outcomes. This analysis aimed to explore the independent impact of socioeconomic position on selected severe maternal morbidities among women in Australia. DESIGN: A case-control study using data on severe maternal morbidities associated with direct maternal death collected through the Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System. SETTING: Australia. POPULATION: 623 cases, 820 controls. METHODS: Logistic regression analysis to investigate differences in outcomes among different socioeconomic groups, classified by Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) ..

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