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Perinatal Risk and Resources Identified Using Spatial Logistic Regression and Trend Analysis
Dr. Nickola Nelson
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Poor birth outcomes (low birthweight (LBW), preterm birth, and stillbirth) are part of a cycle of poor health & socioeconomic inequality. Gaps in cognitive skills and physical health deficits widen the inequity between SES levels in communities in a self-perpetuating, intergenerational cycle. Patterns of inequality in maternal health mimic patterns in perinatal and infant health. Area-level risk factors that incorporate individual, environmental, and societal elements are now recognized for their interdependent contribution to poor pregnancy outcomes. Little is known, however, about spatial patterns of birth inequality and whether local programming adequately addresses health disparities.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
MacQuillan, Elizabeth and Curtis, Amy B., "Perinatal Risk and Resources Identified Using Spatial Logistic Regression and Trend Analysis" (2016). Research and Creative Activities Poster Day. 200.
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