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Objective: In the past two decades, infant mortality rates in the United States declined in African-American and White populations. Despite this, racial disparities in infant mortality rates have increased and rates of low birth weight deliveries have shown little change. In this study, we...
Singapore provides a rich environment for investigations into ethnic differences in pregnancy outcome, as it is populated by Malays, Indians, and Chinese. Years of clinical practice and obstetric research in this environment have affirmed the observation that many factors interact in determining...
Objectives: For almost two decades, the literature has consistently described an epidemiologic paradox relating to better birth outcomes among high-risk groups, particularly new immigrants from Mexico and Southeast Asia. We hypothesize that regardless of their sociodemographic profile, Mexican...
Fetal growth retardation is at present the major obstacle for further reduction in preterm births. After 25 years of continuous decline in the preterm birth rate in France from 6.9% in 1972 to 4.4% in 1981 and 3.8% in 1989, there has been an increase to 4.5% in 1995. The major new fact is the...
Objectives: When perinatal medicine emerged as a new medical discipline in the 1960s, Berlin was as one of the world's leading centers. During that time, the city was separated into two parts, each fostering its own health care system. After the destruction of the Berlin Wall, it was possible to...
A gathering of clinician and epidemiologist researchers from three continents assembled in Paris on September 24, 1998, to contribute to a symposium honoring Professor Emile Papiernik, Chef de Service de Gynecologie et Obstetrique, Maternite Port Royal. The theme was society and individual...
Objectives: To assess the achievements and effectiveness of efforts to reduce preterm deliveries through the collaborative efforts of funding agencies, scientists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and health care providers in Canada. Methods: Chronological review of studies carried out in Canada...
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