Exploring weathering: effects of lifelong economic environment and maternal age on low birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm birth in African-American and white women.

@article{Love2010ExploringWE,
  title={Exploring weathering: effects of lifelong economic environment and maternal age on low birth weight, small for gestational age, and preterm birth in African-American and white women.},
  author={Catherine Love and Richard J. David and Kristin Michele Rankin and James W Collins},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={172 2},
  pages={127-34}
}
White women experience their lowest rate of low birth weight (LBW) in their late 20s; the nadir LBW for African-American women is under 20 years with rates rising monotonically thereafter, hypothesized as due to "weathering" or deteriorating health with cumulative disadvantage. Current residential environment affects birth outcomes for all women, but little is known about the impact of early life environment. The authors linked neighborhood income to a transgenerational birth file containing… CONTINUE READING
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