Immigrants May Have Lower Risk for Severe Maternal Outcomes

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Risk for severe maternal morbidity or mortality (SMM-M) is slightly lower among immigrant women than among nonimmigrant women, data suggest.

In a population-based study of more than 312,000 mothers from low-income urban areas of Ontario, Canada, the SMM-M rate among immigrants was 16.6 per 1000 births, compared with 17.1 per 1000 births for nonimmigrant mothers.  buy facebook accounts Immigrants' risk, however, varied by country of origin.

Jennifer Jairam

"These findings highlight the importance  Buy Facebook Ads Accounts of designing prepregnancy, antenatal, and peripartum care initiatives that are inclusive of immigrant and nonimmigrant women alike who are residing in low-income neighborhoods," write study author Jennifer A. Jairam, MSc, a PhD candidate in epidemiology in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and colleagues.

The findings were published February 16 in JAMA Network Open. Buy Linkedin Accounts