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Comparison of black-white disparities in preterm birth between Canada and the United States

TitleComparison of black-white disparities in preterm birth between Canada and the United States
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMcKinnon, B., Yang S., Kramer M. S., Bushnik T., Sheppard A. J., and Kaufman J. S.
JournalCanadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
Volume188
PagesE19 - E26
Date PublishedNovember
Abstract

Background: A higher risk of preterm birth among black women than among white women is well established in the United States. We compared differences in preterm birth between non-Hispanic black and white women in Canada and the US, hypothesizing that disparities would be less extreme in Canada given the different historical experiences of black populations and Canada's universal health care system. Methods: Using data on singleton live births in Canada and the US for 2004-2006, we estimated crude and adjusted risk ratios and risk differences in preterm birth (

URLhttp://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2015/11/09/cmaj.150464.abstract
DOI10.1503/cmaj.150464
Document URLhttp://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2015/11/09/cmaj.150464.full.pdf