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Depression and obesity are major causes of maternal death in Britain. The British Medical Journal 2004;329:1205.

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Brettingham M.

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Depression and obesity are now the major causes of deaths related to pregnancy among women in the United Kingdom, a report published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said last week. Although numbers of deaths as a result of direct physiological complications such as thromboembolism have fallen broadly, indirect psychological and lifestyle factors continue to pose a significant risk.

The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Death assessed 391 deaths over a period of three years, from 2000 to 2002, to arrive at its findings. "There has been a vast reduction in the number of direct obstetric complications, and that shows a great improvement in medical science," said Richard Congdon, the enquiry’s chief executive. "But there are a number of areas where the situation has not improved and there is evidence that in some cases it has got worse."

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La depression et l’obesite seraient les premieres causes de mortalite indirecte chez les femmes enceintes et les jeunes meres.

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➡ depression, anxiety ; perinatal death rates

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Cécile Loup — 02 Dec 2004

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