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Increased risk of maternal death among ethnic minority women in the UK

Ameh, Charles ORCID: and Van Den Broek, Nynke ORCID: (2008) 'Increased risk of maternal death among ethnic minority women in the UK'. Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Vol 10, Issue 3, pp. 177-182.

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The most recent CEMACH report indicates that the UK maternal mortality rate has not fallen in recent years.
This was attributed, in part, to increasing numbers of deaths amongst immigrant women.
It is likely that newly-arrived refugees are affected most.
Learning objectives:
To be able to identify the factors contributing to the increased maternal mortality and morbidity.
To review the published evidence for effectiveness of interventions.
To identify appropriate research groups and organisations.
Ethical issues:
There is evidence to suggest that the care given to women from ethnic minority backgrounds, especially asylum seekers and newly-arrived refugees, is substandard.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 310 Maternal welfare
WA Public Health > Statistics. Surveys > WA 900 Public health statistics
WQ Obstetrics > WQ 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Child & Reproductive Health Group
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Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 15:29
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 09:14


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