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Unmarried at delivery. II. Perinatal morbidity and mortality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3803267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The British Birth Survey included 98% of all deliveries in Great Britain in one week of April 1970. For this report, singleton births to 934 Single (never-married), 301 Once-married (widowed, separated or divorced) and 15 225 Married mothers were compared. After allowing for maternal age, parity and smoking history, there was still a reduction in birth weight in the two unmarried groups, which was mainly associated with pre-term gestation rather than growth retardation. Perinatal mortality was considerably elevated, especially for the Once-married. The excess mortality was mainly among the 'Macerated normally formed stillbirths' and 'Asphyxia' categories of the Wigglesworth classification.
J Golding; J Henriques; P Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0378-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-13     Completed Date:  1987-03-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / epidemiology
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Great Britain
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Labor, Obstetric*
Single Person*

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