Do mother's education and foreign born status interact to influence birth outcomes? Clarifying the epidemiological paradox and the healthy migrant effect.

@article{Auger2008DoME,
  title={Do mother's education and foreign born status interact to influence birth outcomes? Clarifying the epidemiological paradox and the healthy migrant effect.},
  author={Nathalie Auger and Z-C Luo and Robert W. Platt and Mark Daniel},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={
          402-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The unresolved "epidemiological paradox" concerns the association between low socioeconomic status and unexpectedly favourable birth outcomes in foreign born mothers. The "healthy migrant" effect concerns the association between foreign born status per se and birth outcomes. The epidemiological paradox and healthy migrant effect were analysed for newborns in a favourable sociopolitical environment. METHODS 98,330 live births to mothers in Montreal, Canada from 1997 to 2001 were… CONTINUE READING
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