3026.0 Perinatal Epidemiology

Monday, November 5, 2007: 8:30 AM
This informative session will include presentations on a variety of issues relating to perinatal epidemiology, including low birth weight, preterm delivery and small for gestational age. Presentations will discuss the relationships between smoking, stress, socioeconomics, stressful life events, immigration and pregnancy outcomes. Another presentation will focus on the consequences of missing data on birth certificates.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1) Examine simultaneously the interaction effect of maternal smoking status and exposure to stress on low birth weight, preterm, and for gestational age, using generalized estimating equations; 2) Recognize that risk of low birth weight is spatially distributed and may be influenced by a range of social factors; 3) Describe the association between stressful life events and small-for-gestational age births in a sample of urban, low-income, predominantly-minority women; 4) Articulate the consequences of missing and improbable values on birth certificate data on the calculation of preterm birth rates and the potential political and policy implications; and 5) Describe pregnancy outcomes among immigrant women from Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and understand how they differ from non-Hispanic US-born whites.
Victor A. Ilegbodu, MPH, PhD, MD

8:35 AM
A multiple outcomes analysis of effects of smoking and stress on LBW, preterm, and SGA births
Monina G. Bartoces, PhD, Robert E. McKeown, PhD, Cheryl Addy, PhD, Angela Liese, PhD and Kathryn Luchok, PhD
8:50 AM
Socioeconomic disadvantage and risk of low birth weight
Richard Summerhayes, MPH, Geoff Morgan, PhD, Arul Earnest, MSc, Therese M. Dunn, B Health Sci, Danielle Taylor, MPH and John R. Beard, MBBS PhD, FAFPHM
9:05 AM
Assessing the impact of stressful life events on small-for-gestational-age births: Data from the Indiana Access project
Natalie DiPietro, Pharm D, MPH, Larry Humbert, MSSW, PgDip and Indiana Strombom, PhD
9:35 AM
Pregnancy Outcomes Among Immigrant Women from Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Teresa Janevic, MPH, Natalia Ossinova, RN, BSN, Mary Janevic, MPH, PhD and David Savitz, PhD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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