Exposure to chronic stress and ethnic differences in rates of bacterial vaginosis among pregnant women

@article{Culhane2002ExposureTC,
  title={Exposure to chronic stress and ethnic differences in rates of bacterial vaginosis among pregnant women},
  author={Jennifer Flatow Culhane and Virginia A. Rauh and Kelly Farley McCollum and Irma T. Elo and Vijaya K. Hogan},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={187 5},
  pages={1272-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the contribution of chronic social stressors to race/ethnic differences in the rate of bacterial vaginosis among pregnant women in the inner-city area. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a cross-sectional clinical prevalence study in a sample of 2304 women at the first prenatal visit (14.8 +/- 0.2 weeks of gestation). Bacterial vaginosis was diagnosed by Nugent's method. Stress was measured at the individual and community levels with the use of… CONTINUE READING

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