Perinatal outcomes among migrant mothers in the United Kingdom: is it a matter of biology, behaviour, policy, social determinants or access to health care?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/604734
Title:
Perinatal outcomes among migrant mothers in the United Kingdom: is it a matter of biology, behaviour, policy, social determinants or access to health care?
Authors:
Puthussery, Shuby ( 0000-0002-1865-9546 )
Abstract:
This paper examines trends in perinatal outcomes among migrant mothers in the UK, and it explores potential contributors to disparities focusing on pregnancy, birth and the first year of life. Trends in perinatal outcomes indicate that ethnic minority grouping, regardless of migrant status, is a significant risk factor for unfavourable outcomes. It is unclear whether migrant status per se adds to this risk as within-group comparisons between UK-born and foreign-born women show variable findings. The role of biological and behavioural factors in producing excess unfavourable outcomes among ethnic minority mothers, although indicated, is yet to be fully understood. UK policies have salient aspects that address ethnic inequalities, but their wide focus obscures provisions for migrant mothers. Direct associations between socio-economic factors, ethnicity and adverse infant outcomes are evident. Evidence is consistent about differential access to and utilisation of health services among ethnic minority mothers, in particular recently arrived migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Puthussery, S., (2016) 'Perinatal outcomes among migrant mothers in the United Kingdom: Is it a matter of biology, behaviour, policy, social determinants or access to health care?' Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 32 pp39-49
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Issue Date:
Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/604734
DOI:
10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2015.09.003
PubMed ID:
26527304
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1521693415001650
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1521-6934
Appears in Collections:
IHR Institute for Health Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPuthussery, Shubyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-07T12:24:39Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-07T12:24:39Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04en
dc.identifier.citationPuthussery, S., (2016) 'Perinatal outcomes among migrant mothers in the United Kingdom: Is it a matter of biology, behaviour, policy, social determinants or access to health care?' Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 32 pp39-49en
dc.identifier.issn1521-6934en
dc.identifier.pmid26527304en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2015.09.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/604734en
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines trends in perinatal outcomes among migrant mothers in the UK, and it explores potential contributors to disparities focusing on pregnancy, birth and the first year of life. Trends in perinatal outcomes indicate that ethnic minority grouping, regardless of migrant status, is a significant risk factor for unfavourable outcomes. It is unclear whether migrant status per se adds to this risk as within-group comparisons between UK-born and foreign-born women show variable findings. The role of biological and behavioural factors in producing excess unfavourable outcomes among ethnic minority mothers, although indicated, is yet to be fully understood. UK policies have salient aspects that address ethnic inequalities, but their wide focus obscures provisions for migrant mothers. Direct associations between socio-economic factors, ethnicity and adverse infant outcomes are evident. Evidence is consistent about differential access to and utilisation of health services among ethnic minority mothers, in particular recently arrived migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1521693415001650en
dc.subjectperinatal outcomesen
dc.subjectmigrant mothersen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.subjectEthnicityen
dc.subjectdisparitiesen
dc.subjectL510 Health & Welfareen
dc.titlePerinatal outcomes among migrant mothers in the United Kingdom: is it a matter of biology, behaviour, policy, social determinants or access to health care?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalBest Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecologyen

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