Journal article

The urban-remote divide for Indigenous perinatal outcomes

Simon Graham, Lisa R Jackson Pulver, Yueping Alex Wang, Paul M Kelly, Paula J Laws, Narelle Grayson, Elizabeth A Sullivan

The Medical Journal of Australia | WILEY | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether remoteness category of residence of Indigenous women affects the perinatal outcomes of their newborn infants. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A population-based study of 35 240 mothers identified as Indigenous and their 35 658 babies included in the National Perinatal Data Collection in 2001-2004. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Australian Standard Geographical Classification remoteness category, birthweight, Apgar score at 5 minutes, stillbirth, gestational age and a constructed measure of perinatal outcomes of babies called "healthy baby" (live birth, singleton, 37-41 completed weeks' gestation, 2500-4499 g birthweight, and an Apgar score at 5 minutes >or= 7). RESULTS: The ..

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