What are the racial predilections of early pregnancy loss?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Slava V Gaufberg, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Surveillance data for pregnancy-related deaths demonstrate more deaths due to ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous miscarriage, and induced abortion among African American women than among white women. Eight percent of pregnancy-related deaths among black women were due to ectopic pregnancies; 7% were due to miscarriages. Among white women, data show that 4% of pregnancy-related deaths were due to ectopic pregnancies; 4% were due to miscarriages. [8, 9]


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