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Unmasking adverse birth outcomes among Hispanic subgroups.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9681286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The 1988 Upstate New York Live Birth Certificate was the first to record Hispanic ethnicity and country of origin. This registry was used to compare low birthweight and preterm delivery among non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic infants. Risk of low birthweight and preterm delivery was assessed for Hispanics by country of origin. Unconditional backward elimination logistic regression analysis, controlling for confounders was used to assess risk of low birthweight and preterm delivery of Hispanic subgroups compared to non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black mothers. The data showed that non-Hispanic black mothers are at greatest risk of low birthweight and preterm delivery. Hispanics as a group have rates similar to non-Hispanic white mothers, although risk of preterm delivery and low birthweight differs among Hispanic ethnic subgroups. This study supports the need to assess Hispanic subgroups separately rather than as a single entity.
L M Tumiel; G M Buck; L E Zayas; C R Jaén
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ethnicity & disease     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1049-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ethn Dis     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-25     Completed Date:  1998-09-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109034     Medline TA:  Ethn Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
African Continental Ancestry Group
Central America / ethnology
Cuba / ethnology
European Continental Ancestry Group
Hispanic Americans*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Mexico / ethnology
New York / epidemiology
Puerto Rico / ethnology
Regression Analysis
South America / ethnology

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