Area-level poverty and preterm birth risk: A population-based multilevel analysis

@article{DeFranco2008ArealevelPA,
  title={Area-level poverty and preterm birth risk: A population-based multilevel analysis},
  author={Emily A. DeFranco and Min Lian and Louis A Muglia and M Schootman},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={316 - 316}
}
BACKGROUND Preterm birth is a complex disease with etiologic influences from a variety of social, environmental, hormonal, genetic, and other factors. The purpose of this study was to utilize a large population-based birth registry to estimate the independent effect of county-level poverty on preterm birth risk. To accomplish this, we used a multilevel logistic regression approach to account for multiple co-existent individual-level variables and county-level poverty rate. METHODS Population… CONTINUE READING
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