Adverse pregnancy outcomes attributable to socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities in England

The London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has explored the socioeconomic risk factors that exist for adverse pregnancy outcomes in England. A new study has been published in the Lancet, co authored by the LSHTM, showing stark racial and social inequalities in pregnancy outcomes.

Adverse pregnancy outcomes such as incidents of stillbirths, preterm births and fetal growth restriction births were recorded and based on birth records from maternity information systems used by 132 National Health Service hospitals in England.

Read more about this research here.

Read the Lancet report.

Type
Organisations & Initiatives Working on Health Inequalities, Research
Theme
Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Maternal health, pre- peri-natal, childhood conditions, adolescent health, education
Country
United Kingdom
Level
National
Year
2021


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