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BACKGROUND The number of immigrants has increased in Italy in the last twenty years (7.2% of the Italian population), as have infants of foreign-born parents, but scanty evidence on perinatal outcomes is available. The aim of this study was to investigate whether infants of foreign-born mothers living in Italy have different odds of adverse perinatal(More)
The aim of this population-based study was to estimate the risk of postpartum maternal complications associated with mode of delivery in a population of low-risk pregnancies. Data from 324,883 full-term singleton births between 2001 and 2007 were retrieved from birth and hospital discharge databases of the Lazio Region, Central Italy. Women with breech(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between the mode of delivery and the risk of neonatal respiratory complications in a cohort of term newborns in the Lazio region, Italy. Data on 139,379 term singleton infants born in 2003-2005 were retrieved from birth and hospital discharge database. Odds Ratios (ORs) adjusted by age, parity, birth(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between different primary paediatric practice models (individual, network -affiliated but in separate office-, and group practice) and non urgent utilization of the Emergency Department (ED). METHODS The data sources were: the 2006 Regional Paediatric Patient files (0-6 years old), the(More)
BACKGROUND Violence against women is a significant health problem and a hidden phenomenon, in Italy that about 31% of the women have been victims of violence once in life. Aims of this study are to describe characteristics of women victims of violence (VV) attending the EDs in the Lazio region in 2008 and to illustrate the frequency and characteristics of(More)
OBJECTIVE To apply two different statistical methods to the live births of Lazio region in the years 2000-2003 and calculate updated estimate of the curves of percentiles of birth weight for gestational age. DESIGN AND SETTING The data analysed, including clinical-epidemiological and obstetric-neonatal information, have been extracted from birth(More)
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