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A comparison of birth outcomes among US-born and non-US-born Hispanic Women in North Carolina.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16362236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To compare birth outcomes between non-US-born and US-born Hispanic women in North Carolina (NC). METHODS: A retrospective comparison of birth outcomes from linked NC birth/death certificate data (1993-1997) for 22,234 Hispanic births by mother's place of birth was conducted. RESULTS: Mexico-born Hispanic women (58%) had significantly fewer medical risks, tobacco or alcohol use during pregnancy; however, they also had significantly less education and prenatal care than US-born Hispanic women (21%). Infant mortality rate, low birth weight, and prematurity were low and did not differ significantly. Lethal anomalies were the primary cause of infant mortality in non-US-born Hispanics versus Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in US-born Hispanics. CONCLUSIONS: Despite increased risk factors among US-born women, we found no difference in Hispanic birth outcomes in NC by mother's place of birth. These data contradict national data and may be related to findings of both positive and negative aspects of acculturation in NC.
Authors:
Jennie C Leslie; Sandra J Diehl; Shelley L Galvin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Maternal and child health journal     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1092-7875     ISO Abbreviation:  Matern Child Health J     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-23     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715672     Medline TA:  Matern Child Health J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
MAHEC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asheville, North Carolina 28804, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Birth Certificates
Birth Weight
Comorbidity
Death Certificates
Female
Gestational Age
Hispanic Americans / classification,  education,  statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Latin America / ethnology
Medical Record Linkage
North Carolina / epidemiology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology,  ethnology
Pregnancy Outcome / epidemiology,  ethnology*
Retrospective Studies
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors

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