G R Alexander

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Racial differences in prenatal care use in the United States: are disparities decreasing?
    Greg R Alexander
    School of Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1970-5. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Fetal and neonatal mortality risks of multiple births
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 320, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:1-16, vii. 2005
  3. pmc Assessing the role and effectiveness of prenatal care: history, challenges, and directions for future research
    G R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 320, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Public Health Rep 116:306-16. 2001
  4. pmc US birth weight/gestational age-specific neonatal mortality: 1995-1997 rates for whites, hispanics, and blacks
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Pediatrics 111:e61-6. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal and child health graduate and continuing education needs: a national assessment
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 6:141-9. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint A guide to reviewing manuscripts
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 320 A Ryals Building, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:113-7. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Our legacy for leadership in MCH
    Greg R Alexander
    MCH Leadership Skills Training Institute, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 320, 1530 3rd Avenue, South Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:145-50. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Teen twin pregnancies: differences in fetal growth outcomes among blacks and whites
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:335-9. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Premature rupture of membranes and early mortality among triplets in the United States
    Sibylle Kristensen
    Division of Geographic Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 112:36-42. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint An assessment of the use and impact of ancillary prenatal care services to Medicaid women in managed care
    G R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 1:139-49. 1997

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. pmc Racial differences in prenatal care use in the United States: are disparities decreasing?
    Greg R Alexander
    School of Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:1970-5. 2002
    ..g., unmarried, young, or less-educated mothers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Fetal and neonatal mortality risks of multiple births
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 320, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:1-16, vii. 2005
    ....
  3. pmc Assessing the role and effectiveness of prenatal care: history, challenges, and directions for future research
    G R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 320, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Public Health Rep 116:306-16. 2001
    ..In addition, the authors recommend directions for future research to address persistent questions regarding the function, structure, and significance of prenatal care in improving US perinatal outcomes...
  4. pmc US birth weight/gestational age-specific neonatal mortality: 1995-1997 rates for whites, hispanics, and blacks
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Pediatrics 111:e61-6. 2003
    ..Our purpose for this investigation was to provide an up-to-date national reference for birth weight/gestational age-specific neonatal mortality rates for use by clinicians in care decision making and discussions with parents...
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal and child health graduate and continuing education needs: a national assessment
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 6:141-9. 2002
    ..S. maternal and child health population and also to offer recommendations for future training initiatives...
  6. ncbi request reprint A guide to reviewing manuscripts
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 320 A Ryals Building, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:113-7. 2005
    ..In addition, a structure is proposed for undertaking a review and organizing the written response to the editor and the authors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Our legacy for leadership in MCH
    Greg R Alexander
    MCH Leadership Skills Training Institute, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, RPHB 320, 1530 3rd Avenue, South Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:145-50. 2003
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Teen twin pregnancies: differences in fetal growth outcomes among blacks and whites
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:335-9. 2005
    ..Current prevention strategies aimed at reducing adverse fetal outcomes among teenagers in the United States need to consider the heightened risk among neonates born to black mothers...
  9. ncbi request reprint Premature rupture of membranes and early mortality among triplets in the United States
    Sibylle Kristensen
    Division of Geographic Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 112:36-42. 2004
    ..We investigated the relationship between premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) and early mortality among triplets in the United States...
  10. ncbi request reprint An assessment of the use and impact of ancillary prenatal care services to Medicaid women in managed care
    G R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 1:139-49. 1997
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Changing pregnancy outcomes of Samoan women in Hawaii
    G Baruffi
    School of Public Health, University of Hawaii at Manoa 96822 2319, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 13:254-68. 1999
    ..Further studies focusing on maternal health status and psycho-social variables, including the effect of acculturation-related stress, are warranted to identify at least some of the determinants of the changes identified by this analysis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Stillbirths and infant deaths associated with maternal smoking among mothers aged > or =40 years: a population study
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Perinatol 21:121-9. 2004
    ..0001). In conclusion, the relationship between maternal smoking and pregnancy outcomes is modified by the age of the mother...
  13. ncbi request reprint Trends and racial differences in birth weight and related survival
    G R Alexander
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 3:71-9. 1999
    ....
  14. pmc Discordance between LMP-based and clinically estimated gestational age: implications for research, programs, and policy
    G R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294-2010, USA
    Public Health Rep 110:395-402. 1995
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint 1994-1996 U.S. singleton birth weight percentiles for gestational age by race, Hispanic origin, and gender
    G R Alexander
    School of Public Health, Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 3:225-31. 1999
    ..In this study, we calculate percentiles of birth weight for gestational age for the total 1994-1996 U.S. population and contrast these percentiles by racial/ethnic and gender groups...
  16. ncbi request reprint After graduation, what? An analysis of the job placements of graduates of public health maternal and child health training programs. Project of the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health
    D J Petersen
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 2010, USA
    Matern Child Health J 1:121-7. 1997
    ..In 1995, the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) decided that information about the employment status of program graduates was essential to attempts to improve MCH curricula...
  17. ncbi request reprint The relationship between paternal age and early mortality of triplets in the United States
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Am J Perinatol 21:99-107. 2004
    ..Our findings demonstrate a "shifting phenomenon" whereby a higher level of intrauterine demise was compensated by a higher rate of extrauterine survival among triplets born to older fathers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Preterm delivery and age of SIDS death
    Donna R Halloran
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:600-6. 2006
    ..The aim of the study is to (i) reexamine risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and (ii) describe the relationship between length of gestation and age at death from SIDS...
  19. ncbi request reprint Intrauterine tobacco smoke exposure and hyaline membrane disease amongst triplets
    H M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Obstet Gynaecol 25:23-7. 2005
    ..85; 95% CI = 0.39-1.86), and extremely low birth weight (OR = 0.69; 95% CI = 0.30-1.58). In conclusion, among triplet neonates, smoking during pregnancy was not associated with respiratory distress syndrome...
  20. ncbi request reprint The influence of site of care on the content of prenatal care for low-income women
    M Kotelchuck
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
    Matern Child Health J 1:25-34. 1997
    ..To assess whether site of prenatal care influences the content of prenatal care for low-income women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Validity of postnatal assessments of gestational age: a comparison of the method of Ballard et al. and early ultrasonography
    G R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 166:891-5. 1992
    ..These data indicate that, for research purposes, appreciable misclassification of preterm, postterm, and small-for-gestational-age infants will occur if gestational age is determined by the technique of Ballard et al...
  22. pmc Quantifying the adequacy of prenatal care: a comparison of indices
    G R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 2010, USA
    Public Health Rep 111:408-18; discussion 419. 1996
    ..This investigation contrasts the way five indices classified cases into categories of prenatal care use...
  23. ncbi request reprint Survival of "pre-viable" infants in the United States
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Wien Klin Wochenschr 117:324-32. 2005
    ..We investigated temporal trend in survival of pre-viable (200-499 g) fetuses over the previous decade, and estimated future survival rates based on previous and current survival thresholds...
  24. ncbi request reprint Advanced maternal age and fetal growth inhibition in triplets
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:319-26. 2005
    ..To determine whether advanced maternal age is associated withfetal growth inhibition in triplets...
  25. pmc Single motherhood and neonatal survival of twins among blacks and whites
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd, Room 320, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 96:1618-25. 2004
    ..We investigated whether an association existed between single motherhood and neonatal mortality among twins and whether such a linkage varied by race...
  26. ncbi request reprint Smoking-associated fetal morbidity among older gravidas: a population study
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 84:329-34. 2005
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in perinatal mortality: the role of fetal death
    Martha Slay Wingate
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:485-91. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Perinatal mortality associated with abruptio placenta in singletons and multiples
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:198-203. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to investigate the association among plurality (number of fetuses per pregnancy), abruptio placenta, and perinatal mortality...
  29. doi request reprint Racial disparities in perinatal outcomes and pregnancy spacing among women delaying initiation of childbearing
    Sarah K Nabukera
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Blvd Room 320, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:81-9. 2009
    ..As more women in the US are delaying initiation of childbearing, it is important to examine racial disparities in reproductive health outcomes for this subgroup of women...
  30. ncbi request reprint The influence of maternal mobility on birth outcomes of non-hispanic blacks
    Martha S Wingate
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, RPHB 330, Birmingham, AL, 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:48-55. 2009
    ..S.-born population, that is, whether infants born to women that moved within the United States had better birth outcomes compared to those infants whose mothers did not move...
  31. ncbi request reprint Delivering a very low birth weight infant and the subsequent risk of divorce or separation
    Shailender Swaminathan
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 320 A Ryals Building, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Matern Child Health J 10:473-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this paper is to identify the relationship of having a VLBW birth with the probability of divorce or separation in the first two years following delivery...
  32. ncbi request reprint First-time births among women 30 years and older in the United States: patterns and risk of adverse outcomes
    Sarah Nabukera
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Room 320, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:676-82. 2006
    ..To update the trends in initiation of childbirth by age of the mother, describing the characteristics of women having their first child at age 30 or above, and to determine the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes for this group of women...
  33. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth risk curves: defining levels of fetal growth restriction by neonatal death risk
    Sheree L Boulet
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1571-7. 2006
    ..We developed a fetal growth risk curve that delineates the birth weight values for gestational age that reflect a 2-, 2.5-, and 3-fold neonatal death risk relative to infants with normal fetal growth...
  34. ncbi request reprint Childhood pregnancy (10-14 years old) and risk of stillbirth in singletons and twins
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35294, and Department of Family Medicine, Baptist Health Systems, Montgomery, Alabama, USA
    J Pediatr 148:522-6. 2006
    ..To clarify the association between childhood pregnancy and risk of stillbirth...
  35. doi request reprint Interpregnancy interval and subsequent perinatal outcomes among women delaying initiation of childbearing
    Sarah K Nabukera
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 34:941-7. 2008
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint The healthy migrant theory: variations in pregnancy outcomes among US-born migrants
    Martha S Wingate
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Health Care Organization and Policy, RPHB 330, 35294 0022, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:491-8. 2006
    ..Overall, this study provides evidence that the healthy migrant effect and its relationship to birth outcomes can be applied to an internally migrant population...
  37. ncbi request reprint Risks in triplet pregnancy: advanced maternal age, premature rupture of membranes and risk estimates of mortality
    Muktar H Aliyu
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Room 320, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Reprod Med 49:721-6. 2004
    ..To investigate the impact of older maternal age on the risk of mortality associated with premature rupture of membranes (PROM) among triplets...
  38. ncbi request reprint Racial disparity in stillbirth among singleton, twin, and triplet gestations in the United States
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health and Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:734-40. 2004
    ..We investigated the relationship between maternal race and stillbirth among singletons, twins, and triplets...
  39. ncbi request reprint Childbearing beyond maternal age 50 and fetal outcomes in the United States
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:1006-14. 2003
    ..To estimate whether achieving pregnancy beyond maternal age of 50 years compromises fetal well-being and survival...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effect of advanced maternal age on early mortality among quadruplets and quintuplets
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:383-8. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether advanced maternal age has an impact on survival among quadruplets and quintuplets...
  41. ncbi request reprint Early mortality among triplets in the United States: black-white disparity
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:477-84. 2004
    ..In this study, we sought to estimate the black-white gap in early mortality among triplets...
  42. ncbi request reprint Levels of excess infant deaths attributable to maternal smoking during pregnancy in the United States
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Matern Child Health J 7:219-27. 2003
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Potentially preventable excess mortality among higher-order multiples
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 102:679-84. 2003
    ..To estimate the level of potentially preventable excess mortality achievable by avoiding the creation of higher-order multiple gestation with assisted reproductive technologies...
  44. ncbi request reprint The association of parity with mortality outcomes among triplets
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:784-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of parity with stillbirth and neonatal and infant death among triplets...
  45. ncbi request reprint Low maternal age and neonatal survival of extremely preterm twins (20-28 weeks of gestation)
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Room 320, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:1246-54. 2004
    ..We investigated the relationship between low maternal age and neonatal survival among extremely preterm twins...
  46. ncbi request reprint Placenta previa: neonatal death after live births in the United States
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 320 Ryals Building, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:1305-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe neonatal mortality rates among live births that were complicated by placenta previa in the United States...
  47. ncbi request reprint Infant mortality among twins born to teenagers in the United States. Black-white disparity
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:257-67. 2003
    ..To determine the magnitude of the disparity in infant mortality between twins born to black and white teenagers in the United States...
  48. ncbi request reprint Influence of nativity on neonatal survival of Black twins in the United States
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:276-82. 2005
    ..To determine the association between maternal nativity and neonatal survival of twins among Black mothers...
  49. ncbi request reprint The impact of advanced maternal age (> or = 40 years) on birth outcomes among triplets: a population study
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 271:132-7. 2005
    ..The objective was to determine the impact of advanced maternal age on the birth outcomes of triplet gestations...
  50. ncbi request reprint Macrosomic births in the united states: determinants, outcomes, and proposed grades of risk
    Sheree L Boulet
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 3230 A Ryals Building, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:1372-8. 2003
    ..We describe maternal risk factors for macrosomia and assess birth weight categories to determine predictive thresholds of adverse outcomes...
  51. ncbi request reprint Mode of delivery and birth outcomes of macrosomic infants
    S L Boulet
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    J Obstet Gynaecol 24:622-9. 2004
    ..Consequently, an optimal management strategy has yet to be defined...
  52. ncbi request reprint Early mortality in twin pregnancies complicated by premature rupture of membranes in the United States
    Sibylle Kristensen
    Division of Geographic Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Obstet Gynaecol 24:233-8. 2004
    ..We conclude that PROM is associated with an increased level of early mortality among twins...
  53. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of a Medicaid managed maternity program: the impact of comprehensive care coordination on utilization and pregnancy outcome
    Carroll S Nason
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 24:493-521. 2002
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Prematurity at birth: trends, racial disparities, and epidemiology
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0022, USA
    Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 8:215-20. 2002
    ..S. highlights the need for early detection and treatment of developmental problems for these high-risk survivors, and emphasizes the importance of assuring that needed support services are available to these children and their families...
  55. ncbi request reprint Secular trends in cesarean delivery rates among macrosomic deliveries in the United States, 1989 to 2002
    Sheree L Boulet
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    J Perinatol 25:569-76. 2005
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Obesity and extreme obesity: new insights into the black-white disparity in neonatal mortality
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1410-6. 2008
    ..To estimate whether the preponderance of obesity among black women could explain the black-white disparity in neonatal mortality...
  57. ncbi request reprint A comparison of risk factors for twin preterm birth in the United States between 1981-82 and 1996-97
    Michael D Kogan
    Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, Maryland 20857, USA
    Matern Child Health J 6:29-35. 2002
    ..This paper examines risk factors for twin preterm birth in 1981-82 and 1996-97 in the United States in order to see if they have changed over time...
  58. ncbi request reprint The increasing racial disparity in infant mortality rates: composition and contributors to recent US trends
    Greg R Alexander
    Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:51.e1-9. 2008
    ..We examined trends in birthweight-gestational age distributions and related infant mortality for African American and white women and calculated the estimated excess annual number of African American infant deaths...
  59. ncbi request reprint Extreme obesity and risk of stillbirth among black and white gravidas
    Hamisu M Salihu
    Department of Epidemiology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:552-7. 2007
    ..To estimate the risk for stillbirth among three generally accepted obesity subtypes based on severity...
  60. ncbi request reprint Comparison of gestational age classifications: date of last menstrual period vs. clinical estimate
    Martha S Wingate
    University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 0022, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:425-30. 2007
    ..We contrasted these measures by race/ethnicity...
  61. ncbi request reprint Mode of delivery and the survival of macrosomic infants in the United States, 1995-1999
    Sheree L Boulet
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Birth 33:278-83. 2006
    ..The objective of this investigation was to assess the risk of neonatal death among macrosomic infants delivered vaginally compared with those delivered by cesarean section...
  62. pmc The impact of the increasing number of multiple births on the rates of preterm birth and low birthweight: an international study
    Beatrice Blondel
    Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal Health and Women s health, National Institute for Health and Medical Research, Villejuif, France
    Am J Public Health 92:1323-30. 2002
    ..We studied the effects of twins and triplets on perinatal health indicators in the overall population in the 1980s and 1990s in Canada, England and Wales, France, and the United States...
  63. ncbi request reprint Antepartum bed rest: maternal weight change and infant birth weight
    Judith A Maloni
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 4904, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 5:177-86. 2004
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Significant paternal contribution to the risk of small for gestational age
    Delphine Jaquet
    INSERM U 457, Hopital Robert Debre, 75019 Paris, France
    BJOG 112:153-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate both maternal and paternal contributions in the familial aggregation of small for gestational age...
  65. ncbi request reprint Charting a future course for the MCH Journal
    Donna J Peterson
    Matern Child Health J 8:1-3. 2004
  66. ncbi request reprint The association between small-for-gestational age triplet pregnancies and neonatal mortality: a novel approach to growth assessment in multiple gestations
    Isaac Blickstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Pediatr Res 59:565-9. 2006
    ..We propose that this new measure could be a useful proxy for the uteroplacental efficiency in a similar way that the SGA designation works for singleton infants...
  67. ncbi request reprint Maternal mortality in Northern Nigeria: a population-based study
    Yusuf M Adamu
    Department of Geography, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 109:153-9. 2003
    ..To determine the incidence and causes of maternal mortality as well as its temporal distribution over the last decade (1990-1999)...
  68. ncbi request reprint State-specific trends in preterm delivery: are rates really declining among non-Hispanic African Americans across the United States?
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Matern Child Health J 10:27-32. 2006
    ..This study sought to examine state-specific trends in preterm delivery rates among non-Hispanic African Americans and to assess whether these rates are influenced by misclassification of gestational age...
  69. ncbi request reprint Clustering of U.S. women receiving no prenatal care: differences in pregnancy outcomes and implications for targeting interventions
    Cathy R Taylor
    School of Nursing, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:125-33. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that US women receiving no prenatal care comprise clusters (subgroups) with distinctive behavioral, socio-demographic, and medical risks and that birth outcomes differ among the clusters...
  70. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of a Medicaid managed maternity program: the impact of comprehensive care coordination on utilization and pregnancy outcomes
    Carroll S Nason
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Auburn University at Montgomery, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 26:239-67. 2003
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint The expanding role of MCH epidemiologists: evolving job description, tasks and skill areas, and sources of training support
    Greg R Alexander
    Matern Child Health J 9:121-3. 2005