Maternal age and parity-associated risks of preterm birth: differences by race/ethnicity.

@article{Schempf2007MaternalAA,
  title={Maternal age and parity-associated risks of preterm birth: differences by race/ethnicity.},
  author={Ashley H. Schempf and Amy M. Branum and Susan L. Lukacs and Kenneth C. Schoendorf},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={34-43}
}
There is a well-known interaction between maternal age and parity in the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes, including preterm birth (PTB), such that young multiparae and older primiparae have greater risks. Yet it is not known whether this interaction varies by race/ethnicity. US birth records for singleton births from 2000 to 2002 were used to examine the incidence of PTB by maternal age and parity within non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic subgroups. PTB was categorised as… CONTINUE READING