Socio-economic inequality in preterm birth: a comparative study of the Nordic countries from 1981 to 2000

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Christina B Petersen, Laust H Mortensen, Camilla S Morgen, Mia Madsen, Ole Schnor, Annett Arntzen, Mika Gissler, Sven Cnattingius, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen

During the 1980s and 1990s, there were large social and structural changes within the Nordic countries. Here we examine time changes in risks of preterm birth by maternal educational attainment in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Information on gestational age and maternal socio-economic position was obtained from the NorCHASE database, which includes comparable population-based register data of births from Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway from 1981 to 2000. The risks of very preterm birth (12 years of education, mothers with
Original languageEnglish
JournalPaediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology Online
Volume23
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)66-75
Number of pages10
ISSN1365-3016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

    Research areas

  • Adult, Educational Status, Female, Finland, Gestational Age, Health Behavior, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Mothers, Pregnancy, Premature Birth, Public Health, Risk Factors, Scandinavia, Socioeconomic Factors

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