Term: Maternal Hypertension

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-11-05


A composite variable created that includes primary hypertension as well as hypertensive disorders in pregnancy occurring in the one year prior to birth.

See the Hypertension - Measuring Prevalence concept for more information on how maternal hypertension is identified in Heaman et al. (2012), including a list of the relevant ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CA diagnoses codes and the prescription drugs used in the definition.

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)