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Mediating medical risk factors in the residential segregation and low birthweight relationship by race in New York City.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18036867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study explores mediating medical risk factors in the association between racial residential segregation (i.e., racial 'black' isolation) and low birthweight in New York City, adjusting for maternal and infant risk factors and neighborhood poverty. This race-specific cross-sectional multilevel study found that as racial isolation increased in neighborhoods, the odds of having a low birthweight infant also increased for African-American and White women living in these areas. Medical conditions that mediated the racial isolation and low birthweight relationship included chronic hypertension and pregnancy-related hypertension for African-American women and chronic hypertension and lung disease for White women. Although this study was limited by the quality of the birth certificate data, it does provide exploratory pathways by which medical risks and their sequelae are linked to neighborhood environments and reproductive vulnerability.
Sue C Grady; Iván J Ramírez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1353-8292     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-27     Completed Date:  2008-10-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  661-77     Citation Subset:  T    
Department of Geography, Michigan State University, 130 Geography Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Certificates
Continental Population Groups*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health Status Disparities*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
New York City / epidemiology
Risk Factors

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