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A better start to life: Risk factors for, and prevention of, preterm birth in Australian First Nations women – A narrative review

Brown, Kiarna, Langston‐Cox, Annie and Unger, Holger (2021) 'A better start to life: Risk factors for, and prevention of, preterm birth in Australian First Nations women – A narrative review'. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Vol 155, Issue 2, pp. 260-267.

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Abstract

The unacceptable discrepancies in health outcomes between First Nations and non-Indigenous Australians begin at birth. Preterm birth (birth before 37 completed weeks of gestation) is a major contributor to adverse short- and long-term health outcomes and mortality. Australian First Nations infants are more commonly born too early. No tangible reductions in preterm births have been made in First Nations communities. Factors contributing to high preterm birth rates in Australian First Nations infants are reviewed and interventions to reduce preterm birth in Australian First Nations women are discussed. More must be done to ensure Australian First Nations infants get a better start to life. This can only be achieved with ongoing and improved research in partnership with Australian First Nations peoples.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics > Pregnancy Complications > WQ 240 Pregnancy complications (General)
WQ Obstetrics > Labor > WQ 330 Complications of labor
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13907
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 11:12
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 11:00
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/18943

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