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LOWER RATES OF LOW BIRTHWEIGHT AND PRETERM BIRTHS: DISCUSSION

The BIH intervention program contributed to the observed lower rates of very preterm and VLBW outcomes. The content and characteristics of the intervention are important to the discussion of study results. The BIH intervention program was funded by the California legislature in 1989 to improve the health of African-American women, infants, and children, thereby reducing […]

LOWER RATES OF LOW BIRTHWEIGHT AND PRETERM BIRTHS: RESULTS Risk

Profiles Comparison of the risk profiles of women who stayed in BIH and had a singleton birth (n=2031) with those who dropped out of the program (n=l,060, 28% of 3,834 enrolled women) shows that BIH retained the women with the highest risk profiles (Table 1). Table 1 shows that women who remained in the program […]

LOWER RATES OF LOW BIRTHWEIGHT AND PRETERM BIRTHS: METHODS

A prospective observational study design with a comparison group was used. BIH participants with a delivery recorded between July 1996 and September 1998 and who had entered the BIH Program prior to 32 weeks’ gestation, were included in the birthweight (BW) and PTB analyses. These outcomes for BIH participants (n=l,553) were compared to those of […]

LOWER RATES OF LOW BIRTHWEIGHT AND PRETERM BIRTHS

The toll of infant morbidity and mortality associated with low birthweight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB) has been investigated in numerous studies over the last 40 years. Associated factors, such as demographics, pregnancy history, personal behaviors, and access to prenatal care, are addressed repeatedly in the literature. However, there is still a less-than-adequate understanding of […]

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