Journal article

Variation in severe maternal morbidity according to socioeconomic position: a UK national case-control study.

Anthea Lindquist, Marian Knight, Jennifer J Kurinczuk

BMJ Open | Published : 2013


OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore the independent association between socioeconomic position, defined by occupation, and severe maternal morbidity among women in the UK. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: The analysis was conducted as a case-control analysis, using data from a series of studies of direct causes of severe maternal morbidity undertaken through the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS), with data collected throughout all consultant-let obstetric units in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: The analysis included 1144 cases and 2256 comparison women (controls). UKOSS studies from which data on case women were obtained included amniotic fluid embolism, acute fatty liver of pregnancy,..

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