The effect of acculturation on progesterone/estriol ratios and preterm birth in Hispanics.

@article{Ruiz2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of acculturation on progesterone/estriol ratios and preterm birth in Hispanics.},
  author={Roberta Jeanne Ruiz and George R. Saade and Charles E. L. Brown and Carolyn Nelson-Becker and Alai Tan and Sheryl Bishop and Radek K Bukowski},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={111 2 Pt 1},
  pages={309-16}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the Hispanic acculturation paradox by identifying the effect of acculturation on serum progesterone and estriol levels, the progesterone/estriol ratio, and preterm birth. METHODS We used an observational, prospective design with 468 self-identified, low-income, pregnant Hispanic women. We used the Language Proficiency Subscale (from the Bidimensional Acculturation Scale for Hispanics) to measure acculturation. We measured progesterone and estriol in maternal serum at 22… CONTINUE READING