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PRU-MHC: Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health & Care (2010 - 2018)

Effect of social deprivation on gestational age and size at birth

This study, using the maternity and birth record linked data in Scotland, focused on changing influences of social deprivation between 1980 and 2003 on pregnancy outcome in Scotland.We were also able to examine the effect of deprivation on birth outcomes which is attributable to smoking during pregnancy. We also produced new birth weight centiles for Scotland.

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