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