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Ethnicity and obstetric performance in Singapore.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7738078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The influence of ethnicity on obstetric performance in Singapore was assessed by retrospective analysis of all deliveries in the National University Hospital over a 7-year period. Malay mothers were younger, shorter, less educated, of higher parity, were more likely to have had no antenatal care, and had the highest incidence of premature labour. However, mothers of Indian origin had the smallest babies, the highest incidence of low birth weight and significantly higher perinatal mortality rates. Chinese mothers fared better than their Malay and Indian counterparts in all parameters assessed. The ethnic origin of the mother has an important bearing on perinatal performance. This emphasises the importance of designing appropriate strategies to improve perinatal health in the different ethnic groups.
Authors:
O A Viegas; W P Leong; Y T Chia; S C Yeoh; S S Ratnam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biosocial science     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0021-9320     ISO Abbreviation:  J Biosoc Sci     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-07     Completed Date:  1995-06-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0177346     Medline TA:  J Biosoc Sci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Birth Weight
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Ethnic Groups / statistics & numerical data*
Extraction, Obstetrical / statistics & numerical data
Female
Humans
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Newborn
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology*
Parity*
Pregnancy
Singapore / epidemiology

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