Understanding racial disparity in adverse pregnancy outcome

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Abstract

Pregnancy complications are hard to diagnose and treat due to complex etiologies and pathophysiologies. Adding to this difficulty is the observation that the distribution of risk is not even across populations of different geographical ancestry. Pregnancy complications are disproportionately high in African American populations. This chapter provides an overview of various factors that can contribute to higher risk and likely racial disparity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEthnic Differences in Fertility and Assisted Reproduction
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages145-158
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781461475484, 1461475473, 9781461475477
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Menon, R., & Saade, G. (2013). Understanding racial disparity in adverse pregnancy outcome. In Ethnic Differences in Fertility and Assisted Reproduction (pp. 145-158). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7548-4_12