Neighborhood context and infant birthweight among recent immigrant mothers: a multilevel analysis.

@article{Urquia2009NeighborhoodCA,
  title={Neighborhood context and infant birthweight among recent immigrant mothers: a multilevel analysis.},
  author={Marcelo L. Urquia and John William Frank and Richard H. Glazier and Rahim Moineddin and Flora I. Matheson and Anita J. Gagnon},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          285-93
        }
}
OBJECTIVES We compared the influence of the residential environment and maternal country of origin on birthweight and low birthweight of infants born to recent immigrants to urban Ontario. METHODS We linked delivery records (1993-2000) to an immigration database (1993-1995) and small-area census data (1996). The data were analyzed with cross-classified random-effects models and standard multilevel methods. Higher-level predictors included 4 independent measures of neighborhood context… CONTINUE READING

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