3028.0 Maternal and Infant Health Epidemiology

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
This interesting session will focus on the epidemiology of maternal and infant health. Presentations will include a discussion of the predictive value of socio-demographic, medical and obstetric history as risk factors for postpartum hemorrhage, identification of postpartum depression screening, the relationship between smoking and stressful live events during pregnancy, and the role of social deprivation in the risk of very preterm birth. One session will focus on procedures for perinatal health data collection in state health departments.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the association between smoking and stressful life events during pregnancy among women in Maryland. 2. Describe a method for using census data to assess socio-spatial inequalities in risk of very preterm birth when data on social status are not available in medical records. 3. Compare efforts made by state departments of health towards enriching existing perinatal data.
Lauren Zapata, PhD, MSPH

8:35 AM
Social deprivation and very preterm birth: A study of 4 French and English regions
Jennifer Zeitlin, DSc, Hugo Pilkington, PhD, Elizabeth S. Draper, PhD, Evelyne Combier, MD, PhD and Emile Papiernik, MD
9:05 AM
How well can we predict postpartum hemorrhage? Insights from Egyptian data
Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, Deborah Karasek, MPH, Farnaz Vahidnia, MD, MPH, Sabry Hamza, MD and Martine Holston, MPH
9:35 AM
Perinatal Health Data Collection Procedures Across State Health Departments
Brenda Kirkwood, MPH, Meagan Lyon, MPH, CHES, Ayman El-Mohandes, MD, MBBCh, MPH and Rosa Gofin, MD, MPH

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services, Social Work, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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