Term: Use of Infertility Drugs Prior to a Live Birth

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Last Updated: 2012-11-05

Definition:

This indicator identifies the number of women, aged 18-44, having a live birth following the use of any drug (see list below) for ovulation induction or controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in the two years prior to giving birth. The indicator was calculated by dividing this number by the total number of women giving birth in a given place and time.

The DINS (Drug Identification Numbers) of the medications used to identify ovulation induction or controlled ovarian hyperstimulation are: 00254916 , 00368385, 00640158, 00755613, 00893722, 01925679, 01958992, 02041820, 02042096, 02091879, 02125405, 02125412, 02182904, 02231464, 02231465, 02231655, 02242439, 02242441 , 02243004, 02243948, 02244787, 02247459, 02247790, 02248154, 02248156, 02248157, 02262088, 02268140, 02269066, 02270382, 02270390, 02270404, 02283093, and 02344815. Leterzole (less than 15 pills per month): 02231384, 02348969, 02347997, 02338459, 02322315 was also included.

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