Population-based study of risk factors for severe maternal morbidity.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, Volume 26, Issue 6, p.506-14 (2012)


December 2012, Public Health Sciences Division


Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is a serious health condition potentially resulting in death without immediate medical attention, including organ failure, obstetric shock and eclampsia. SMM affects 20000 US women every year; however, few population-based studies have examined SMM risk factors.