Journal article

Very preterm birth before arrival at hospital

Rosemarie Anne Boland, Peter Graham Davis, Jennifer Anne Dawson, Michael J Stewart, Jacqui Smith, Lex William Doyle

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Our aim was to report perinatal characteristics of very preterm births before arrival (BBAs) at a hospital, and perinatal and infant mortality rates up to one year, comparing BBAs with births in a hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based cohort study of 22-31 weeks' gestation births in the state of Victoria, Australia from 1990-2009. BBAs were defined as unintentional births at home or on route to hospital. Perinatal data were obtained from the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria. Perinatal and infant mortality data comparing BBAs with births in hospitals were analysed by logistic regression, adjusted for gestational age, birthweight and sex. RESULTS: One..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute


Awarded by NHMRC: JAD held an Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by PGD holds a Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

RAB currently holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne. RAB was the recipient of the Felix Meyer Faculty Research Scholarship from the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne and was also supported with funding from a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (ID 1060733). JAD and PGD were funded by the NHMRC: JAD held an Early Career Fellowship (ID 10591110); PGD holds a Practitioner Fellowship (ID 1012686). LWD is supported by an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.