M L Urquia


Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada


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    Urquia M, Alazraqui M, Spinelli H, Frank J. [Reference birthweights for the Argentine population by multiplicity of birth, sex, and gestational age]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2011;29:108-19 pubmed
    ..They are therefore a useful tool for measuring inequalities and thus identifying population groups at higher risk of adverse perinatal events. ..
  2. Urquia M, Frank J, Glazier R. From places to flows. International secondary migration and birth outcomes. Soc Sci Med. 2010;71:1620-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings are consistent with the so-called healthy migrant effect, implying that selective migration from non-industrialised countries is associated with protective individual characteristics. ..
  3. Urquia M, Ray J. Seven caveats on the use of low birthweight and related indicators in health research. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2012;66:971-5 pubmed publisher
    ..In this report, we present seven caveats that may help researchers and users of epidemiological data avoid common (and not so common) pitfalls in the consideration of these indicators. ..
  4. Urquia M, Glazier R, Mortensen L, Nybo Andersen A, Small R, Davey M, et al. Severe maternal morbidity associated with maternal birthplace in three high-immigration settings. Eur J Public Health. 2015;25:620-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Immigrant women from Sub-Saharan Africa have higher rates of severe maternal morbidity. Other immigrant groups had similar or lower rates than the majority locally born populations. ..
  5. Urquia M, Frank J, Moineddin R, Glazier R. Immigrants' duration of residence and adverse birth outcomes: a population-based study. BJOG. 2010;117:591-601 pubmed publisher
    ..Ignoring duration of residence may mask important disparities in preterm delivery between immigrants and non-immigrants, and between immigrant subgroups categorised by their duration of residence. ..
  6. Urquia M, Gagnon A. Glossary: migration and health. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011;65:467-72 pubmed publisher
    ..The terminology used in migrant health is ambiguous in many cases. Studies on migrant health should avoid layman terms and strive to use internationally defined concepts. ..
  7. Urquia M, Frank J, Glazier R, Moineddin R, Matheson F, Gagnon A. Neighborhood context and infant birthweight among recent immigrant mothers: a multilevel analysis. Am J Public Health. 2009;99:285-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Findings of neighborhood influences among recent immigrants should be interpreted with caution. ..
  8. Urquia M, Frank J, Moineddin R, Glazier R. Does time since immigration modify neighborhood deprivation gradients in preterm birth? A multilevel analysis. J Urban Health. 2011;88:959-76 pubmed publisher
  9. Urquia M, O Campo P, Heaman M, Janssen P, Thiessen K. Experiences of violence before and during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes: an analysis of the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2011;11:42 pubmed publisher