Racial and ethnic disparities in preterm birth: the role of stressful life events.

@article{Lu2004RacialAE,
  title={Racial and ethnic disparities in preterm birth: the role of stressful life events.},
  author={Michael C Lu and Belinda Chen},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={191 3},
  pages={
          691-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine racial-ethnic disparities in stressful life events before and during pregnancy and to assess the relationship between stressful life events and racial-ethnic disparities in preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN Using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, we conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of a sample of 33,542 women from 19 states who were delivered of a live-born infant in 2000. Principal component analysis was used to… CONTINUE READING
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