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The Northwestern University Twin Study. V: Twin Deliveries at Prentice Women's Hospital and Maternity Center, 1978-83

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 August 2014

L.G. Keith*
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, and Prentice Women's Hospital and Maternity Center, Chicago
R. Depp
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, and Prentice Women's Hospital and Maternity Center, Chicago
M.W. Method
Affiliation:
Presently, David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California
R. Wittman
Affiliation:
Presently, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical School and Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago
J. Lopez-Zeno
Affiliation:
Presently, Department of Obstetrics and Ginecology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
J. Minoque
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, and Prentice Women's Hospital and Maternity Center, Chicago
R. Nearhing
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Medical School, and Prentice Women's Hospital and Maternity Center, Chicago
D.M. Keith
Affiliation:
Center for the Study of Multiple Birth, Chicago, Illinois, USA
*
333 East Superior Street, Suite 476, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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Two hundred fifty-one twin deliveries between January 1, 1978 and June 30, 1983 at Prentice Women's Hospital and Maternity Center were reviewed. Cases were excluded if birth weight was less than 500 g, if gestational age was less than 26 weeks or if an antenatal fetal demise had occurred. Maternal demographic characteristics, delivery data and infant characteristics are described. The effect of providing care to a high-risk population of mothers in whom approximately 60% either deliver thair infants preterm or with a birth weight of less than 2,500 g is discussed in terms of costs of care.

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Research Article
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Copyright © The International Society for Twin Studies 1988

References

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