Birth Outcomes in a Disaster Recovery Environment: New Orleans Women After Katrina

  title={Birth Outcomes in a Disaster Recovery Environment: New Orleans Women After Katrina},
  author={Emily W Harville and Gloria Giarratano and Jane Savage and Veronica Barcelona de Mendoza and TrezMarie Zotkiewicz},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
To examine how the recovery following Hurricane Katrina affected pregnancy outcomes. 308 New Orleans area pregnant women were interviewed 5–7 years after Hurricane Katrina about their exposure to the disaster (danger, damage, and injury); current disruption; and perceptions of recovery. Birthweight, gestational age, birth length, and head circumference were examined in linear models, and low birthweight (<2500 g) and preterm birth (<37 weeks) in logistic models, with adjustment for confounders… CONTINUE READING
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