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By Infant Cesarean, Cephalic Vaginal, Breastfed Epidural, Private Meconium and Previous Fetal

Abstract

living delivery delivery insurance preterm intolerance SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System. birth Figure 1. Checkbox items with high sensitivity and extremely low sensitivity for states A and B Objectives—A primary goal of the 2003 revision of the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth was to improve data quality, in part by improving data sources, definitions, and instructions. This report evaluates the quality of selected medical and health data from the 2003 revision of the birth certificate by comparing birth certificate data with information abstracted from hospital medical records. Methods—A random sample of records for 600 births that occurred in 2010–2011 in State A, and a convenience sample of 495 births that occurred in State B in 2009 were reviewed. Birth certificate and hospital medical record data were compared for these categories: pregnancy history, prenatal care, gestational age, birthweight, pregnancy risk factors, obstetric procedures, onset of labor, source of payment, characteristics of labor and delivery, fetal presentation, method of delivery, abnormal conditions of the newborn, infant living, and infant breastfed

Year: 2013
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