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Objectives: Racial differences in health status and use of health services persist in the United States and are not completely explained by differences in socioeconomic status. This study examines differences in use of health services between White and African American children enrolled in...
Objectives: From self-reports we describe and compare the levels and patterns of physical abuse before and during pregnancy while also describing the demographic and pregnancy-related characteristics of physically abused women, the stressful experiences of abused women prior to delivery, and the...
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of regular leisure physical activity (RLPA) on two different adverse birth outcomes: timeliness of delivery (<37 weeks, preterm; 37–42 weeks, term; and >42 weeks, postterm) and low birth weight (<1500 g, very low; 1500–2499 g,...
Background: In the United States, Black infants have significantly worse birth outcomes than do White infants. The cause of these persisting racial disparities remains unexplained. Most extant studies focus on differential exposures to protective and risk factors during pregnancy, such as...
Objective: To evaluate the association between maternal reproductive history and preterm delivery. Methods: The 312 preterm delivery cases, studied in aggregate, and in subgroups (spontaneous preterm labor, preterm premature rupture of membranes, medically induced preterm delivery, moderate...
Objectives: To examine the effects of proposed methods of redistributing multiple-race mothers to single-race categories when computing trend data from birth certificates. Methods: Low birthweight and multiple (twin and higher-order) birthrates for California were calculated for non-Hispanic...
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