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  1. Fulltext. Is incarceration during pregnancy associated with infant birthweight ?

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study examined whether incarceration during pregnancy is associated with infant birthweight.

    Methods

    Multivariable analyses compared infant birthweight out-comes among three groups of women : 168 women incarcerated during pregnancy. 630 women incarcerated at a time other than during pregnancy, and 3910 women never incarcerated.

    Results

    After confounders were controlled for, infant birthweights among women incarcerated during pregnancy were not significantly different from women never incarcerated : however, infant birthweights were significantly worse among women incarcerated at a time other than during pregnancy than among never-incarcerated women and women incarcerated during preg-nancy.

    Conclusions

    Certain aspects of the prison environment (shelter, food, etc.) may be health-promoting for high-risk pregnant women.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation, Milieu carcéral, Poids naissance, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Nouveau né, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy, Carceral environment, Birth weight, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Newborn, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0515020

    Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 13/02/1998.