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Increased rates of adverse outcomes for gestational diabetes and pre-pregnancy diabetes in on-reserve First Nations Women in Ontario, Canada.
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PMID:  22507394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Aims  To compare the prevalence of diabetes in pregnancy, pregnancy care and adverse pregnancy outcomes in on-reserve First Nations women vs. non-First Nations women in Ontario, Canada. Methods  A retrospective population-based cohort study was performed. All 487 368 live singleton hospital deliveries between 1 April 2002 and 31 March 2010 were identified. Outcomes were defined by linking mothers and infants to provincial healthcare administrative databases. Results  Diabetes in pregnancy was more prevalent in First Nations women (10.3 vs. 6.0%). They received less pregnancy care and had higher rates of adverse outcomes than non-First Nations women with diabetes. Conclusions  First Nations women are at a higher risk of diabetes in pregnancy and adverse outcomes. This highlights the need for increased care for pregnant First Nations women. © 2012 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2012 Diabetes UK.
Authors:
S L Liu; B R Shah; M Naqshbandi; V Tran; S B Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-5491     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500858     Medline TA:  Diabet Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2012 Diabetes UK.
Affiliation:
Resident Research Career Development Program, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON Department of Medicine, University of Toronto Department of Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, ON, USA.
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