Perinatal Mortality and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in a Low-Income Rural Population of Women who Smoke
Describes a study of adverse birth outcomes and perinatal mortality rates of low-income women in rural Missouri. Analyzes resulting data by age at enrollment, race and ethnicity, and rate of smoking before and during pregnancy, among other factors. Discusses the role of socioeconomic status and maternal stress as potential factors in birth outcomes.
Jane A. McElroy, Tina Bloom, Kelly Moore, et al.
Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology, 94(4), 223-229
Maternal health and prenatal care · Mortality · Poverty · Public health · Stress and stress disorders · Tobacco use · Women · Missouri