Quantifying the impact of deprivation on preterm births: A retrospective cohort study

David Taylor-Robinson, Umber Agarwal, Peter J Diggle, Mary Jane Platt, Bill Yoxall, Zarko Alfirevic

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Social deprivation is associated with higher rates of preterm birth and subsequent infant mortality. Our objective was to identify risk factors for preterm birth in the UK's largest maternity unit, with a particular focus on social deprivation, and related factors.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere23163
JournalPLoS One
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2011


  • Female
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Maternal Deprivation
  • Odds Ratio
  • Pregnancy
  • Premature Birth
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking
  • Socioeconomic Factors

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