A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

2010 Born in Peel: Examining Maternal and Infant Health

Ramuscak, Nancy; Mowat, David
Literature Type:
Grey Literature
Ontario Public Health Units
Source of Grey Literature:
  • Government (federal/provincial/municipal)
Type of Grey Literature:
  • Other(reports/working papers/e-bulletins)
Funding Source:
not found
  • Ontario Urban/Other(Specify)
  • Ontario + International
Which other/Specify other:
First Author Discipline:
  • Epidemiology
First Author Affiliation: University:
  • Affiliation other than University(Specify)
Which other/Specify other:
Peel Public Health
Type of Research:
  • Epidemiological
Quantitative - Analysing Existing Data:
  • Canadian Community Health Survey (CCSH)
  • Census Data
  • Quantitative - Existing
  • Other
Vital Statistics Birth Registriation, Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN), intelliHEALTH Ontario, Canadian Congenital Anomalies Surveillance System, In-Patient Hospital Discharge Database, National Ambulatory Care Reporting System Database
Sub-pop Experiencing Inequities:
  • Immigrant/Newcomer/Refugees
  • Infants/Children/Youth
  • Low SES
  • Multiple
  • Racial/Ethnic Minority
  • Women
Keywords for Health Issue:
maternal and infant health
Health Outcomes:
  • Cardiovascular disease/MI
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis C/B
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Maternal/reproductive/sexual health
  • Mental health
  • Obesity
  • Perinatal health
  • Postpartum depression
  • Respiratory diseases/asthma
  • Stress
  • Violence
Health Equity/Inequity?:
  • Access to health (care) service/medication
  • Age
  • Culture
  • Diversity and health
  • Education & Literacy
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Immigrant status
  • Income
  • Language knowledge
  • Race/visible minority status
  • SES
  • Social support
  • Stigma/self-esteem/identity and health
DOH Individual lifestyle, behaviour:
  • Breastfeeding
  • Healthy eating
  • Smoking
  • Substance abuse/alcohol
Policy Implications:
In Peel there is an increasing number of births with declining birth and fertility rates, the demographic profile of mothers is changing, the rate of preterm and multiple births is increasing, pre-pregnancy obesity has many negative health effects, younger mothers more likely to smoke during pregnancy, assisted reproduction has higher risks, many Peel mothers receive medical intervention during labour and delivery, immigrant status has an impact on birth weight, higher SGA rates in Peel, exclusive breastfeeding rates low in Peel, declines in congenital anomalies.
Recommendations and/or Key Finding:
Recommendations: improtance of measure of ethnicity and the determinants of health; collection of more data regarding risk factors for adverse outcomes; programs and services must address ethnocultural dimensions; modifieable risk factors need to be addressed; geographuc areas of interest for programs and services; more research to answer unexplained questions; need for improved data quality.
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