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Perinatal outcomes and nativity: does place of birth really influence infant health?
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PMID:  22112336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In recent years nativity or nation of origin has become the focus of numerous pregnancy outcome studies. A recent research synthesis found that, although considerable heterogeneity in study designs hinders the development of broad generalizations concerning differences in pregnancy outcomes, migrant women were more likely to have better low-birthweight and preterm birth outcomes than women born in the receiving country in most of the studies that could be incorporated in the meta-analysis. Researchers considering studies of migration and pregnancy outcomes should incorporate more comprehensive measures of the migrant experience, as the dichotomous variable born or not born in the receiving country only opens the door to understanding the meaning of empirical observations concerning advantage or disadvantage in outcomes of pregnancy among migrant women. (BIRTH 38:4 December 2011).
Russell S Kirby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Birth (Berkeley, Calif.)     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1523-536X     ISO Abbreviation:  Birth     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302042     Medline TA:  Birth     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011, Copyright the Author. Journal compilation © 2011, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Russell S. Kirby is a Professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States of America.
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