Accuracy of birth certificate data by risk factors and outcomes: analysis of data from New Jersey.

@article{Reichman2007AccuracyOB,
  title={Accuracy of birth certificate data by risk factors and outcomes: analysis of data from New Jersey.},
  author={Nancy E Reichman and Ofira Schwartz-Soicher},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={197 1},
  pages={32.e1-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the accuracy of birth certificate data varies by risk factors and birth outcomes. STUDY DESIGN We reanalyzed data from a validation study of birth certificate data in New Jersey, focusing on subgroups of mothers according to marital status, age, race, ethnicity, English-language proficiency, prenatal care, transfer status, birthweight, and gestational age. RESULTS Underreporting of birth certificate data elements… CONTINUE READING

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