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Pregnancy, prison and perinatal outcomes in New South Wales, Australia: a retrospective cohort study using linked health data

Walker, Jane R; Hilder, Lisa; Levy, Michael H; Sullivan, Elizabeth A


BACKGROUND Studies from the United States and the United Kingdom have found that imprisoned women are less likely to experience poorer maternal and perinatal outcomes than other disadvantaged women. This population-based study used both community controls and women with a history of incarceration as a control group, to investigate whether imprisoned pregnant women in New South Wales, Australia, have improved maternal and perinatal outcomes. METHODS Retrospective cohort study using probabilistic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-06-27
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-214


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