Overview: Pulmonary embolism mortality in relation to oral contraceptive use

Philip E. Sartwell, Paul D. Stolley, James A. Tonascia, Melvyn S. Tockman, Ann H. Rutledge, Debra Wertheimer

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Abstract

United States mortality trends due to pulmonary embolism during the period 1960-1972 were analyzed to determine if death trends were consistent with the hypothesis that mortality would be reduced among females with a switch to the lower estrogen oral contraceptives during the end of the 1960s and early 1970s. Data were consistent with this hypothesis, but must be interpreted cautiously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalPreventive Medicine
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Sartwell, P. E., Stolley, P. D., Tonascia, J. A., Tockman, M. S., Rutledge, A. H., & Wertheimer, D. (1976). Overview: Pulmonary embolism mortality in relation to oral contraceptive use. Preventive Medicine, 5(1), 15-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/0091-7435(76)90004-9