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The challenge of compiling data profiles to stimulate local preventive health action: a European case study from child safety

Objectives Positive recent experience of presenting comparative child safety data at national level has instigated policy action in Europe. It was hoped a Child Safety Index could quantify how safe a community, region or locality is for its children in comparison with similar areas within Europe, as a focus for local targeted action. Methods Validated indicators proposed by ...

The Association of Episiotomy with Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury–A Population Based Matched Cohort Study

Objectives To estimate the independent association of episiotomy with obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) using first a cross-sectional and then a matched pair analysis. Design A matched cohort. Setting Data was gathered from the Finnish Medical Birth Register from 2004–2011. Population All singleton vaginal births (n = 303,758). Methods Women resulting matched pairs (n = ...

The Burden of OASIS Increases along with Socioeconomic Position – Register-Based Analysis of 980,733 Births in Finland

Background Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) has been identified as a major preventable risk factor for anal incontinence. Objective Aim was to measure national variation in incidence of OASIS by socioeconomic status (SES). Methods A retrospective population based case-control study using the data derived from the Finnish Medical Birth Register for the years 1991–2010. A ...

Varying gestational age patterns in cesarean delivery: an international comparison

2 11 Francisco Bolumar 7 11 Ashna Mohangoo 6 11 Mika Gissler 4 5 11 Katarzyna Szamotulska 9 11 Nicholas Lack 8 11 Jan Nijhuis 10 11 Petr Velebil 11 13 Luule Sakkeus 11 14 James Chalmers 11 12 Jennifer ... : Gerald Haidinger (Austria), Evelyne Martens (Flanders), Peter Velebil (Czech Republic), Luule Sakkeus (Estonia), Mika Gissler (Finland), Béatrice Blondel (France), Nicholas Lack, Björn Misselwitz, Paul

International Comparisons of Fetal and Neonatal Mortality Rates in High-Income Countries: Should Exclusion Thresholds Be Based on Birth Weight or Gestational Age?

Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University (Denmark); Luule Sakkeus, Estonian Institute for Population Studies, Tallinn University (Estonia); Mika Gissler, THL National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland ... Ruuge, National Institute for Health Development, Department of Health Statistics; Finland Mika Gissler, National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health (STAKES); Anneli Pouta National

Development of the Migrant Friendly Maternity Care Questionnaire (MFMCQ) for migrants to Western societies: an international Delphi consensus process

Anita J Gagnon 0 1 Rebecca DeBruyn Birgitta Essn Mika Gissler Maureen Heaman Zeinab Jeambey Dineke Korfker Christine McCourt Carolyn Roth Jennifer Zeitlin Rhonda Small for the ROAM Collaboration 0 ... ), Birgitta Essn (Uppsala University, Sweden), Anita J Gagnon and Lisa Merry (McGill University and McGill University Health Centre Research Institute, Canada), Mika Gissler (National Institute for Health and