a1 Accident Analysis Group, Odense University Hospital, Denmark
The hypothesis that women who experience accidental pregnancy are at risk for all types of accident has been examined to test indirectly the validity of a commonly postulated abortion personality profile. Identified women undergoing abortion in Odense, Denmark, were compared with non-abortion community women as to their registered incidence of accident-related trauma over a 2-year period. Age- and cause-specific accident rates were found not to vary significantly between the abortion and non-abortion groups of women.
(Received February 26 1981)