Journal article

Risk factors for spontaneous and provider- initiated preterm delivery in high and low Human Development Index countries: a secondary analysis of the World Health Organization Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health

N Morisaki, G Togoobaatar, JP Vogel, JP Souza, CJ Rowland Hogue, K Jayaratne, E Ota, R Mori

BJOG-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how the effect of maternal complications on preterm birth varies between spontaneous and provider-initiated births, as well as among different countries. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a cross-sectional study. SETTING: Twenty-nine countries participating in the World Health Organization Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health. POPULATION: 299 878 singleton deliveries of live neonates or fresh stillbirths. METHODS: Countries were categorised into very high, high, medium and low developed countries using the Human Development Index (HDI) of 2012 by the World Bank. We described the prevalence and risk of maternal complications, their effect on outcomes and their..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was financially supported by the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP); World Health Organization (WHO); United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan; and Gynuity Health Projects. The sponsors had no role in the data collection, analysis or interpretation of the data, the writing of the report or the decision to submit for publication.