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Lifetime and current abuse, pregnancy risks, and outcomes among Native American women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12017909     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examines the effects of current abuse, battering during pregnancy, and lifetime physical and sexual abuse on pregnancy risks and outcomes among 30 urban Native American women. One-third of the women in this study were battered during the index pregnancy, and nearly two-thirds had been abused by their current partner. All but 3 women had experienced physical or sexual abuse in their lifetime, and nearly three-fourths had been multiply abused. Significant relationships were found between current partner abuse, decreased birth weight, and inadequate prenatal care. The variable, increased lifetime abuse events, was significantly associated with increased risk factors for preterm birth/low birth weight. High rates of substance use and sexually transmitted diseases were noted among women in this study. Further research is needed to examine abuse and relationships between abuse and pregnancy risks and outcomes among Native American women.
Diane K Bohn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health care for the poor and underserved     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1049-2089     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-20     Completed Date:  2002-06-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103800     Medline TA:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, 6-101 Weaver Densford Hall, 308 Harvard St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / ethnology
Battered Women / statistics & numerical data*
Birth Weight
Indians, North American / statistics & numerical data*
Midwestern United States / epidemiology
Pregnancy Outcome / ethnology*
Prenatal Care
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Spouse Abuse / ethnology*
Substance-Related Disorders / ethnology

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