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Trends in maternal and newborn health characteristics and obstetric interventions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in Western Australia from 1986 to 2009

Diouf, Ibrahinma; Gubhaju, L; Chamberlain, Catherine; McNamara, Bridgette; Joshy, Grace; Oats, Jeremy; Stanley, Fiona; Eades, Sandra


Background Detailed analyses of long-term trends in Aboriginal maternal and newborn health characteristics are lacking. Aim To examine trends in maternal and newborn health characteristics for all mothers who were recorded as Aboriginal in the Western Australian Midwives' Notification System from 1986 to 2009. Materials and Methods Births were categorised into four-year time intervals (1986–1989, 1990–1993, 1994–1997, 1998–2001, 2002–2005, 2006–2009). Trends in maternal demographic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI: 10.1111/ajo.12416


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