African-American mothers' perception of their residential environment, stressful life events, and very low birthweight.

@article{Collins1998AfricanAmericanMP,
  title={African-American mothers' perception of their residential environment, stressful life events, and very low birthweight.},
  author={James W Collins and Richard J. David and Robert Symons and Arden Handler and Stephen N. Wall and Steven Andes},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={286-9}
}
We performed a hospital-based case-control study of African-American mothers to explore the relation between a mother's perception of her own residential environment and very low birthweight. We administered a structured questionnaire to mothers of very-low-birthweight (<1,500 gm; N = 28) and critically ill non-low-birthweight (>2,500 gm; N = 52) infants. The groups had similar sociodemographic characteristics. The vast majority of participants were unmarried and had no private medical… CONTINUE READING

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