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A comparative review of Asian and British-born maternity patients in Bradford, 1974-8.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7299333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The perinatal mortality rate for Asian babies born in Bradford during the five years 1974-8 was persistently higher than for babies born to United Kingdom mothers. A comparative review of 18 924 British indigenous and 6443 Asian immigrant maternity patients delivered in Bradford from 1974-8 demonstrated several differences between the two ethnic groups. Factors operating in favour of Asian women were fewer teenage mothers, lower rates of illegitimacy, and fewer smokers. On the other hand, a greater number of factors presented increased risks to Asian patients-more women aged over 35, lower social class, higher parity, shorter pregnancy intervals, previous perinatal deaths, shorter duration of antenatal care, anaemia, shorter gestations, more babies born without professional help, and more low-birthweight babies. Local health education programmes are now concentrating on encouraging expectant mothers to attend early and regularly for antenatal care, to breast-feed their babies, and to increase the interval between pregnancies to at least one year.
K M Lumb; P J Congdon; G T Lealman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of epidemiology and community health     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0143-005X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Epidemiol Community Health     Publication Date:  1981 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-01-09     Completed Date:  1982-01-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909766     Medline TA:  J Epidemiol Community Health     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asia / ethnology
Birth Weight
Infant Mortality*
Maternal Age
Middle Aged
Prenatal Care

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