Urban perinatal health inequalities

Jashvant Poeran, Semiha Denktas, Erwin Birnie, Gouke Bonsel, Eric Steegers

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Methods. aEuro integral Perinatal outcome of all single pregnancies (50,000) was analyzed for the period of 2000--2006. The prevalences of perinatal mortality and perinatal morbidity were determined for every neighborhood. Results. aEuro integral Large perinatal health inequalities exist between neighborhoods in the city of Rotterdam with perinatal mortality rates as high as 37 per 1000 births. The highest risks were observed in deprived neighborhoods. Conclusion. aEuro integral We observed high levels of perinatal health inequalities in the city of Rotterdam which have not been previously described in the Western world. Accumulation of medical risk factors as well as socioeconomic and urban risk factors seems to be a likely contributor.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)643-646
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • EMC NIHES-05-63-02 Quality
  • EMC MGC-02-52-01-A

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