Another Mexican birthweight paradox? The role of residential enclaves and neighborhood poverty in the birthweight of Mexican-origin infants.

@article{Osypuk2010AnotherMB,
  title={Another Mexican birthweight paradox? The role of residential enclaves and neighborhood poverty in the birthweight of Mexican-origin infants.},
  author={Theresa L Osypuk and Lisa Michelle Bates and Dolores Acevedo-Garc{\'i}a},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={550-60}
}
Examining whether contextual factors influence the birth outcomes of Mexican-origin infants in the US may contribute to assessing rival explanations for the so-called Mexican health paradox. We examined whether birthweight among infants born to Mexican-origin women in the US was associated with Mexican residential enclaves and exposure to neighborhood poverty, and whether these associations were modified by nativity (i.e. mother's place of birth). We calculated metropolitan indices of… CONTINUE READING
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