Journal article

Pregnancy and birth characteristics of Aboriginal twins in two Australian states: a data linkage study

Alison J Gibberd, Jessica Tyler, Kathleen Falster, David B Preen, Mark Hanly, Marilyn J Clarke, Bridgette J McNamara, Sandra J Eades, Katrina J Scurrah

BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Perinatal outcomes for singleton pregnancies are poorer, on average, for Aboriginal people than non-Aboriginal people, but little is known about Aboriginal multifetal pregnancies. Yet multifetal pregnancies and births are often more complicated and have poorer outcomes than singleton pregnancies. We describe the pregnancies, births and perinatal outcomes for Aboriginal twins born in Western Australia (WA) and New South Wales (NSW) with comparisons to Aboriginal singletons in both states and to non-Aboriginal births in NSW. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole-population birth records and birth and death registrations were linked for all births during 2000-2013 (WA) and 2002-2008 (NSW)...

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Adolescent and Child Health


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Twin Research


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC capacity building grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The Defying the Odds Study and Seeding Success Study were funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (grant no. 1078214 and 1061713). AG, MH and BM received support from the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Adolescent and Child Health (grant no. 1135273). KS and JT received support from the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Twin Research (grant no. 1079102). KF was supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (grant no. 1016475) and an NHMRC capacity building grant (grant no. 573122).