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Preterm delivery and low birthweight among refugees in Greece.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7870623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently Greece received a large number of refugees mainly from Eastern European countries, Middle East, Africa and the Pontus region. Refugee status, implying psychosocial adversities and financial problems, has traditionally been associated with unfavourable pregnancy outcome. This study aimed to compare the incidence of preterm delivery and low birthweight among 638 refugees and 1231 indigenous women giving birth at the same hospital in Athens. Conditional logistic regression was used in the analysis to account for parity and delivery date (matching variables) as well as controlling explicitly for maternal age and gender of the neonate. It was demonstrated that refugee status did not overall influence the occurrence of preterm delivery or low birthweight, thus implying that these two variables are not sensitive or early indicators of the adverse effects of psychosocial stress suffered by refugees.
A Malamitsi-Puchner; L Tzala; D Minaretzis; S Michalas; D Aravantinos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0269-5022     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-28     Completed Date:  1995-03-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709766     Medline TA:  Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  384-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, University of Athens Medical School, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Greece / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Odds Ratio
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Factors
Sex Factors

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