Socio-economic disparities in pregnancy outcome: why do the poor fare so poorly?

@article{Kramer2000SocioeconomicDI,
  title={Socio-economic disparities in pregnancy outcome: why do the poor fare so poorly?},
  author={Michael S Kramer and Louise S{\'e}guin and John W. Lydon and Laurel R. Goulet},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          194-210
        }
}
In this paper, we review the evidence bearing on socio-economic disparities in pregnancy outcome, focusing on aetiological factors mediating the disparities in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and preterm birth. We first summarise what is known about the attributable determinants of IUGR and preterm birth, emphasising their quantitative contributions (aetiological fractions) from a public health perspective. We then review studies relating these determinants to socio-economic status and… CONTINUE READING
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