Effect of social deprivation on gestational age and size at birth
Sandra Bonellie (Napier University)
Steve Jarvis (University of Newcastle), Edmund Hey (deceased) (University of Newcastle), Ian Greer (University of Liverpool), Jim Chalmers (ISD, Scotland), Ron Gray (NPEU (Former member))
Preterm birth, Smoking or vaping in pregnancy, Socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities, Stillbirth and infant death
Chief Scientist's Office Scotland
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.