Health Reports

A Canadian peer-reviewed journal of population health and health services research

November 2017

Socioeconomic disparities in small-for-gestational-age birth and preterm birth

by Tracey Bushnik, Seungmi Yang, Jay S. Kaufman, Michael S. Kramer and Russell Wilkins

Socioeconomic disparities in birth outcomes have long been recognized in developed countries. Maternal socioeconomic disadvantage has been associated with increased risk of small-for-gestational-age birth and preterm birth. Small-for-gestational-age infants are at greater risk of neonatal mortality and morbidity, while preterm birth is a leading cause of infant death.

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Birth outcomes among First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations

by Amanda J. Sheppard, Gabriel D. Shapiro, Tracey Bushnik, Russell Wilkins, Serenity Perry, Jay S. Kaufman, Michael S. Kramer and Seungmi Yang

Birth outcomes among Indigenous peoples―First Nations, Inuit and Métis―are consistently reported to be less favourable than among the non-Indigenous population. However, relatively little information is available at the national level for Indigenous people overall or for specific Indigenous identity groups, who have unique languages, customs, cultures, and colonial experiences.

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