BMJ volume 295, issue 6590, P83-86 1987 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6590.83 View full text
D J Barker, C Osmond

Abstract: AbstractGeographical differences in maternal mortality in England and Wales during correlate closely with death rates from stroke in the generation born around that time. The geographical distribution of stroke is more closely related to past maternal mortality than to any leading cause of death, past or present, except ischaemic heart disease, for which correlation coefficients with stroke are similar.This relation is new evidence that poor health and physique of mothers are important determinants of the ri…

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