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Minerva Ginecologica 2008 August;60(4):339-44

language: Italian

The Birth Certificate as an instrument for pregnancy

Di Paolo A. M. 1, Fumu L. 1, Minelli L. 2, Di Renzo G. C. 3

1 Dipartimento di Laurea in Ostetricia, Università di Perugia, Perugia, Italia
2 Dipartimento di Medicina, Chirurgia e Sanità Pubblica, Sezione Sanità Pubblica, Università di Perugia, Perugia, Italia
3 Struttura Complessa di Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, Università di Perugia, Perugia, Italia


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The birth certificate is a valid source of information on pregnancy, birth, the newborn and the parents: such information could be useful to identify and eventually to improve the sanitary, social and economic conditions in which this event takes place and which could have negative effects on pregnancy outcome. In this paper the authors present and analyze the results of a number of births in some sanitary structures in the Umbria region (Italy), carried out through the revision of data reported in the birth certificates during the year 2004.

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