A population database for maternal and child health research in Western Australia using record linkage

Fiona Stanley, M.L. Croft, J. Gibbins, A.W. Read

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a linked total population database established in Western Australia for monitoring and evaluating maternal and child health and for conducting epidemiological studies. Good vital statistics data including all Western Australian hospitalisations and excellent birth defects and cerebral palsy registers have ensured that complete data are available. Examples of studies which have been conducted using the database are given.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)433-447
    JournalPaediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
    Volume8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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