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Baseline incidence of adverse birth outcomes and infant influenza and pertussis hospitalisations prior to the introduction of influenza and pertussis vaccination in pregnancy: a data linkage study of 78 382 mother-infant pairs, Northern Territory, Australia, 1994-2015

McHugh, Lisa; Andrews, Ross; Leckning, B.; Snelling, T; Binks, Michael J.


We conducted probabilistic data linkage of three population datasets for the Northern Territory (NT), Australia, to describe the incidence of preterm births, stillbirths, low birthweight and small for gestational age (SGA) per 1000 NT births; and influenza and pertussis hospitalisations per 1 00 000 NT births in infants <7 months of age, in a pre-maternal vaccination era. The Perinatal Trends dataset (1994–2014) formed the cohort of 78 382 births. Aboriginal mother–infant pairs (37%) had...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268819001171
Access Rights: Open Access


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