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Vitenskapelig artikkel

Perception of Pregnancy Related Health Issues Among Arab Women Living in the United States

  • Ping Ma
  • Maria Christine Magnus og
  • Jeanette H. Magnus


Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
ISSN 1557-1912
e-ISSN 1557-1920
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2013
Publisert online: 2012
Trykket: 2013
Volum: 15
Hefte: 2
Sider: 273 - 280


Isi-ID: 000321239800007



Gynekologi og obstetrikk

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Perception of Pregnancy Related Health Issues Among Arab Women Living in the United States


Ethnic minorities living in the US have lower utilization and access to prenatal care, resulting in an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. The present study examines utilization of prenatal care, perceived pregnancy related health, and perceived risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes among Arab women living in the USA cross-sectional study was conducted, consisting of a convenience sample of 170 Arab women. A structured questionnaire was administered by a face-to-face or telephone interview. Multivariable logistic regression was used to calculate adjusted Odds Ratios and 95% Confidence Intervals, controlling for potential confounders. All study participants had received prenatal care during their most recent pregnancy, and 90% had their first prenatal care visit before the 12th gestational week. The Arab women who were older (P = 0.02), those with 12 years of education or less (P = 0.002), and those who had lived in the US more than five years (P = 0.0002) were more likely to report four or more pregnancies. In addition, more than one-third of the women reported having experienced a miscarriage (35.4%), which was significantly associated with gravida status (P


Ping Ma

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Tulane University

Maria Christine Magnus

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Avdeling for kroniske sykdommer og aldring ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Jeanette H. Magnus

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for helse og samfunn ved Universitetet i Oslo
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