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,..View full abstract