Affiliation: University of North Carolina
- Depressive symptoms are often unrecognized in gynaecological practiceP Buekens
Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, School of Public Health, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 81:43-5. 1998..However, 35% had two or more positive answers on the Depression Scale, and 19% had four or more positive answers. Our results suggest that depressive symptoms are often not identified in clinical gynaecological practice...
- Demographic and Health Surveys: caesarean section rates in sub-Saharan AfricaPierre Buekens
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Rosenau Hall, CB#7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7445, USA
BMJ 326:136. 2003
- Preterm birth research: from disillusion to the search for new mechanismsP Buekens
Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7400, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 15:159-61. 2001..The research programme launched by March of Dimes is a timely effort to foster new enthusiasm, to test new ideas and to generate new hypotheses...
- Why do Mexican Americans give birth to few low-birth-weight infants?P Buekens
Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7400, USA
Am J Epidemiol 152:347-51. 2000..Further studies on the LBW paradox among Mexican Americans should thus focus on gestational age more than on birth weight...
- Barriers to prenatal care in EuropeT Delvaux
School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Am J Prev Med 21:52-9. 2001..In Europe, it is sometimes assumed that few barriers to prenatal care exist because extensive programs of health insurance and initiatives to promote participation in prenatal care have been established for many decades...
- Birth outcomes of immigrant women in the United States, France, and BelgiumS Guendelman
Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
Matern Child Health J 3:177-87. 1999..To compare maternal characteristics and birth outcomes of Mexico-born and native-born mothers in the United States and those of North African mothers living in France and Belgium to French and Belgian nationals...
- Maternal stress and preterm birthN Dole
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 8120, USA
Am J Epidemiol 157:14-24. 2003..The prospective collection of multiple psychosocial measures on a large population of women indicates that a subset of these factors is associated with preterm birth...
- Comparison of gestational age classifications: date of last menstrual period vs. clinical estimateMartha S Wingate
University of Alabama at Birmingham 35294 0022, USA
Ann Epidemiol 17:425-30. 2007..We contrasted these measures by race/ethnicity...
- Psychosocial factors and preterm birth among African American and White women in central North CarolinaNancy Dole
Carolina Population Center, CB 8120, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8120, USA
Am J Public Health 94:1358-65. 2004..We assessed associations between psychosocial factors and preterm birth, stratified by race in a prospective cohort study...
- Maternal survival: more research is neededJose M Belizan
Lancet 368:2123-4. 2006
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension and perinatal mortalityXu Xiong
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, Tidewater Building, Suite 2022, SL 18, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
J Reprod Med 52:402-6. 2007..To examine the association between pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and perinatal mortality...
- Periodontal disease and pregnancy outcomes: state-of-the-scienceXu Xiong
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Obstet Gynecol Surv 62:605-15. 2007....
- Foreword: Maternal and childbirth health systematic reviewsPierre Buekens
Center for Evidence-Based Global Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:1-3. 2008
- Recommendations to increase the impact of maternal and childbirth health systematic reviews in the AmericasFrederique A Jacquerioz
Center for Evidence Based Global Health, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:61-6. 2008..Practical recommendations were devised for each theme in small group discussions...
- Pregnancy-related deaths in four regions of Europe and the United States in 1999-2000: characterisation of unreported deathsMika Gissler
STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 133:179-85. 2007....
- [Audit of the quality of treatment of "near miss" patients in referral maternities in Southern Benin]Jacques Saizonou
Ministère de la santé publique du Bénin, Centre de recherche en reproduction humaine et en démographie, Akpakpa, Cotonou
Sante 16:33-42. 2006..In this research the objective was to determine the quality of EOC by examining its availability and its provision in a timely fashion...
- 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...
- Underreporting of pregnancy-related mortality in the United States and EuropeCatherine Deneux-Tharaux
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale U 149, Epidemiological Research Unit on Perinatal and Women s Health, Paris, France
Obstet Gynecol 106:684-92. 2005..Our objective was to uniformly measure underreporting of mortality from pregnancy in official statistics from selected regions within the U.S. and Europe, and to provide comparable revised profiles of pregnancy-related mortality...
- Birthweight differences among infants of North African immigrants and Belgians in BelgiumAnjel Vahratian
Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Eur J Public Health 14:381-3. 2004..Infants of North African immigrants are reported to have higher birthweights than their Belgian counterparts. It is unclear what mechanism contributes to this difference...
- Methods for identifying pregnancy-associated deaths: population-based data from Finland 1987-2000Mika Gissler
STAKES National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health, STAKES Information Division, Helsinki, Finland
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:448-55. 2004..If possible, pregnancies not ending in a live birth should be included in the data linkages...
- Cord C-peptide and insulin-like growth factor-I, birth weight, and placenta weight among North African and Belgian neonatesThérèse Delvaux
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, 155 Nationalestraat, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1779-84. 2003..Despite their low socioeconomic status, infants of North African immigrants have been reported to have high birth weights in Belgium. The aim of the study was to further explore potential mechanisms explaining this high birth weight...
- Preterm delivery rates in North Carolina: are they really declining among non-Hispanic African Americans?Anjel Vahratian
Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Am J Epidemiol 159:59-63. 2004..Such misclassification was more frequent in 1989 than in 1999, inflating 1989 preterm delivery rates...
- A comparison of risk factors for twin preterm birth in the United States between 1981-82 and 1996-97Michael 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...
- Exposure to Hurricane Katrina, post-traumatic stress disorder and birth outcomesXu Xiong
Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2715, USA
Am J Med Sci 336:111-5. 2008..Little is known about the effects of natural disasters on pregnancy outcomes. We studied mental health and birth outcomes among women exposed to Hurricane Katrina...