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Neighborhood deprivation and preterm birth in Plymouth, UK.
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PMID:  16581603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between neighborhood deprivation and the preterm birth rate in Plymouth, UK, using routinely collected data from a clinical information system. METHODS: We used a clinic-based prospective case register study of all births in Plymouth UK between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1997 combined with indices of neighborhood deprivation to assess the relationship between neighborhood deprivation and the preterm birth rate. Areas (n = 43) were classified according to the Townsend index, measuring material deprivation. Preterm births were compared with term births. RESULTS: The incidence of singleton preterm birth was 5.3% (95% confidence interval (CI) 4.6, 6.0). The singleton preterm birth rate increased with Townsend material deprivation score. Crude rates increased by 31% (relative risk (RR) (95% CI) 1.31 (0.94, 1.84), p = 0.056) among those living in the most deprived areas compared to those living in the least deprived areas. A stepwise binary logistic regression model showed an increase in the relative risk of preterm birth of 7% for every unit increase in the Townsend material deprivation score (RR (95% CI) 1.07 (1.03, 1.11)). CONCLUSION: Neighborhood deprivation is related to preterm birth. Examining individual and neighborhood factors together may increase understanding of the complex causes of preterm birth.
Mohsen Janghorbani; Elizabeth Stenhouse; Ann Millward; Raymond B Jones
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1476-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-03     Completed Date:  2008-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Chi-Square Distribution
England / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Premature Birth / epidemiology*
Prospective Studies
Psychosocial Deprivation*
Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Assessment
Social Class

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