Revista de Saúde Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0034-8910
CIARI JUNIOR, Cyro y ALMEIDA, Pedro Augusto Marcondes de. Evaluation of pregnant risk. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1972, vol.6, n.1, pp. 57-78. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101972000100007.
Some basic concepts which define the "pregnant risk" are established. A classification of the elements which must be considered in the risk establishement is proposed. The purpose of quantifying the risk evaluation and based on the classification factors marks are attributed whose total amount determines a value which measures the "pregnant risk" intensity. Based upon these values, 62 maternal death are studied retrospectively and distributed in tables in which different factors are associated. In conclusion it is verified that an adequate program of Maternal Health is necessary not only to attend the pregnant women during the prenatal period as also to give hospital care. The death analysis and the factors that determine the high-risk suggest elements for the elaboration of Maternal Health programs.
Palabras llave : Pregnancy; Maternal care; Pregnant risk.