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Title: Perinatal mortality and low birthweight by socio-economic background: evidence for Ireland
Author: Nolan, Brian
Magee, Hugh
Keywords: Perinatal mortality
Socio-economic studies
Ireland
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: Nolan, Brian; Magee, Hugh. 'Perinatal mortality and low birthweight by socio-economic background: evidence for Ireland'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol 25, No. 4, July, 1994, pp. 321-341, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: Newly-available data from the perinatal reporting system are used to examine the variation across socio-economic groups in perinatal mortality and low birthweight rates in Ireland. The results show significant effects of socio-economic background, mother's age and parity (number of previous births) on both perinatal mortality and low birthweight. The risk of perinatal mortality is highest where the father is an unskilled manual worker or unemployed, and this effect is most pronounced where the mother is aged 35 or more. Low birthweight is most prevalent for mothers from that socio economic background aged under 20.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/64871
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 25, No. 4, July, 1994

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