Maternal mortality in Italy, 1955 to 1984

F. Parazzini, C. L. Vecchia, G. Mezzanotte

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Between 1955 and 1984 Italian maternal mortality steadily declined by about 90% (from 133.3 per 100,000 live-births in 1955 to 11.4 in 1984). Maternal mortality rose with age and was about tenfold higher in the highest risk group (≥40 years old) compared with the lowest risk group (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-422
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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