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Perinatal mortality in a first generation immigrant population and its relation to unemployment in The Netherlands.
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PMID:  7499986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To consider the association between biological and social risk factors and perinatal mortality in an ethnically mixed population in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DESIGN: This was a matched case-control study. Cases included all registered stillborn infants and all registered liveborn infants who died within seven days of birth. Controls were selected from infants remaining alive. Each case was matched with two controls by date of registration. SETTING: Civil registry of births and deaths, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1975-80. PATIENTS: All 666 babies who died in the perinatal period and 1332 controls selected from the liveborn survivors. OUTCOME: Perinatal mortality. MAIN RESULTS: Perinatal mortality was independently associated with the father's and mother's employment status, maternal age, parity, and infant sex, but not with the father's or mother's country of birth. CONCLUSIONS: Employment status and not country of birth should be the main focus in studies of perinatal mortality in this population of mixed ethnicity. Future studies on selected behavioural, socio-economic, and cultural factors are needed to provide a better understanding of the causes of increased perinatal mortality among families in which the parents are unemployed.
L H Lumey; S A Reijneveld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of epidemiology and community health     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0143-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Epidemiol Community Health     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-01-16     Completed Date:  1996-01-16     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909766     Medline TA:  J Epidemiol Community Health     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  454-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Ethnic Groups*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Netherlands / epidemiology
Netherlands Antilles / ethnology
Sex Factors
Suriname / ethnology
Erratum In:
J Epidemiol Community Health. 1996 Apr;50(2):228   [PMID:  8762399 ]

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