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Perinatal outcome for women in prison.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1432273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy outcome for 233 women in prison was reviewed. This group of patients presented with multiple perinatal high-risk factors: history of illicit drug use (71%), smoking (70%), and obstetrical (27%), medical (21%), nutritional (20%), and infectious complications (20%). Maternal morbidity was uncommon and the overall cesarean section rate for all prisoners was 16%. There was 1 stillbirth and 236 live-born infants, all of whom were discharged in good health. Prematurity (3%) and delivery of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) (8%) infants was less common among 187 women who received adequate prenatal care than in 46 prisoners with poor or late prenatal care (prematurity 20% and SGA 28%). Good perinatal outcome for women in prison can be achieved if comprehensive prenatal care is available.
L Cordero; S Hines; K A Shibley; M B Landon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-08     Completed Date:  1992-12-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology*
Prenatal Care* / statistics & numerical data
Risk Factors
Weight Gain

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