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Observations on obstetric practice in a multicultural setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10892419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Singapore provides a rich environment for investigations into ethnic differences in pregnancy outcome, as it is populated by Malays, Indians, and Chinese. Years of clinical practice and obstetric research in this environment have affirmed the observation that many factors interact in determining length of gestation and birth weight, and that these factors have differential affects among these three different ethnic groups. Although technological advances have furthered our understanding of obstetrical outcomes and provided essential tools to promote the survival of premature infants, the persistent use of uniform growth standards hampers our ability to assure positive outcomes for women of different ethnicity. Recognition of ethnic differences has resulted in declines in certain negative pregnancy outcomes for women in Singapore. The development of race-specific uterine growth curves will enhance the provision of perinatal care for all women.
R L TambyRaja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maternal and child health journal     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1092-7875     ISO Abbreviation:  Matern Child Health J     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-04     Completed Date:  2000-08-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715672     Medline TA:  Matern Child Health J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
China / ethnology
Cultural Diversity*
Fetal Growth Retardation / epidemiology,  ethnology*
India / ethnology
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Malaysia / ethnology
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology,  ethnology*
Obstetrics / trends
Singapore / epidemiology

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