Trauma during pregnancy: A population-based analysis of maternal outcome

Han-Tsung Cheng, Yu-Chun Wang, Hung-Chieh Lo, Li-Ting Su, Chiu-Hsiu Lin, Fung-Chang Sung, Chi-Hsun Hsieh

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Background Serious injury during pregnancy is known to cause adverse maternal outcomes. However, the significance of minor injuries in adverse maternal outcomes requires clarification because most injuries sustained during pregnancy are minor ones. Methods Two population-based databases (inpatient and ambulatory care) were used to identify pregnant women who had severe (required hospitalization) or minor injuries (required ambulatory care only) prenatally. ICD-9-CM coding was used to categorize the types of prenatal injury and complications during delivery. The patient demographics, types and timing of the injuries, and their association with adverse maternal outcomes were compared among the uninjured, those with minor injury, and those with severe injury. Odds ratios were calculated to estimate the risks of having adverse outcomes in injured pregnant women compared with those who are uninjured. Results The severely injured women tended to be younger (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2767-2775
Number of pages9
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • adolescent
  • adult
  • article
  • factual database
  • female
  • human
  • injury
  • injury scale
  • labor complication
  • middle aged
  • mortality
  • pregnancy
  • retrospective study
  • risk
  • risk factor
  • statistical model
  • Taiwan
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Databases, Factual
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Middle Aged
  • Obstetric Labor Complications
  • Odds Ratio
  • Pregnancy
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Trauma Severity Indices
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Young Adult


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