Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics

Revisiting the epidemiologic paradox

Víctor Hugo González-Quintero, Lama Tolaymat, Barbara Luke, Adolfo González-García, Lunthita Duthely, Mary J. O'Sullivan, Dibe Martin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics in a tertiary care hospital in Miami, Florida. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of all women who delivered in our institution over an 11-year period. Outcome variables were stratified by race/ethnicity groups: Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites. Variables included rates of low birth weight (LBW), preterm delivery (PTD) and other selected pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS. Thirty-five percent were of Hispanic origin, mainly of Caribbean, Central American and South American origin. Hispanics had the lowest rate of LBW (9%) when compared to blacks, non-Hispanics (18%) and white non-Hispanics (11%) (p < 0.0001). Hispanic women were less likely to deliver prematurely, at < 37 weeks (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 0.68, 95% CI 0.65-0.91, p < 0.0001), < 32 weeks (AOR 0.57, 95% CI 0.52-0.63, p < 0.0001) and < 28 weeks (AOR 0.66, 95% CI 0.51-0.65, p < 0.0001). Hispanic women were less likely to have preterm premature rupture of membranes (AOR 0.66, 95% CI 0.58-0.75, p < 0.0001). CONCLUSION: Hispanics have the lowest PTD and LBW rates when compared to non-Hispanic whites and blacks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume51
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

Fingerprint

Pregnancy Outcome
Hispanic Americans
Low Birth Weight Infant
Odds Ratio
Birth Rate
Tertiary Healthcare
Tertiary Care Centers
Retrospective Studies

Keywords

  • Hispanics
  • Low birth weight
  • Pre-term birth
  • Pregnancy outcome
  • Very low birth weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine

Cite this

González-Quintero, V. H., Tolaymat, L., Luke, B., González-García, A., Duthely, L., O'Sullivan, M. J., & Martin, D. (2006). Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics: Revisiting the epidemiologic paradox. Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, 51(1), 10-14.

Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics : Revisiting the epidemiologic paradox. / González-Quintero, Víctor Hugo; Tolaymat, Lama; Luke, Barbara; González-García, Adolfo; Duthely, Lunthita; O'Sullivan, Mary J.; Martin, Dibe.

In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.01.2006, p. 10-14.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

González-Quintero, VH, Tolaymat, L, Luke, B, González-García, A, Duthely, L, O'Sullivan, MJ & Martin, D 2006, 'Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics: Revisiting the epidemiologic paradox', Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 10-14.
González-Quintero VH, Tolaymat L, Luke B, González-García A, Duthely L, O'Sullivan MJ et al. Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics: Revisiting the epidemiologic paradox. Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2006 Jan 1;51(1):10-14.
González-Quintero, Víctor Hugo ; Tolaymat, Lama ; Luke, Barbara ; González-García, Adolfo ; Duthely, Lunthita ; O'Sullivan, Mary J. ; Martin, Dibe. / Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics : Revisiting the epidemiologic paradox. In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist. 2006 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 10-14.
@article{900d8aa33b884ad1bcd019418ce36b0f,
title = "Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics: Revisiting the epidemiologic paradox",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics in a tertiary care hospital in Miami, Florida. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of all women who delivered in our institution over an 11-year period. Outcome variables were stratified by race/ethnicity groups: Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites. Variables included rates of low birth weight (LBW), preterm delivery (PTD) and other selected pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS. Thirty-five percent were of Hispanic origin, mainly of Caribbean, Central American and South American origin. Hispanics had the lowest rate of LBW (9{\%}) when compared to blacks, non-Hispanics (18{\%}) and white non-Hispanics (11{\%}) (p < 0.0001). Hispanic women were less likely to deliver prematurely, at < 37 weeks (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 0.68, 95{\%} CI 0.65-0.91, p < 0.0001), < 32 weeks (AOR 0.57, 95{\%} CI 0.52-0.63, p < 0.0001) and < 28 weeks (AOR 0.66, 95{\%} CI 0.51-0.65, p < 0.0001). Hispanic women were less likely to have preterm premature rupture of membranes (AOR 0.66, 95{\%} CI 0.58-0.75, p < 0.0001). CONCLUSION: Hispanics have the lowest PTD and LBW rates when compared to non-Hispanic whites and blacks.",
keywords = "Hispanics, Low birth weight, Pre-term birth, Pregnancy outcome, Very low birth weight",
author = "Gonz{\'a}lez-Quintero, {V{\'i}ctor Hugo} and Lama Tolaymat and Barbara Luke and Adolfo Gonz{\'a}lez-Garc{\'i}a and Lunthita Duthely and O'Sullivan, {Mary J.} and Dibe Martin",
year = "2006",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "51",
pages = "10--14",
journal = "The Journal of reproductive medicine",
issn = "0024-7758",
publisher = "Donna Kessel",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics

T2 - Revisiting the epidemiologic paradox

AU - González-Quintero, Víctor Hugo

AU - Tolaymat, Lama

AU - Luke, Barbara

AU - González-García, Adolfo

AU - Duthely, Lunthita

AU - O'Sullivan, Mary J.

AU - Martin, Dibe

PY - 2006/1/1

Y1 - 2006/1/1

N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics in a tertiary care hospital in Miami, Florida. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of all women who delivered in our institution over an 11-year period. Outcome variables were stratified by race/ethnicity groups: Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites. Variables included rates of low birth weight (LBW), preterm delivery (PTD) and other selected pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS. Thirty-five percent were of Hispanic origin, mainly of Caribbean, Central American and South American origin. Hispanics had the lowest rate of LBW (9%) when compared to blacks, non-Hispanics (18%) and white non-Hispanics (11%) (p < 0.0001). Hispanic women were less likely to deliver prematurely, at < 37 weeks (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 0.68, 95% CI 0.65-0.91, p < 0.0001), < 32 weeks (AOR 0.57, 95% CI 0.52-0.63, p < 0.0001) and < 28 weeks (AOR 0.66, 95% CI 0.51-0.65, p < 0.0001). Hispanic women were less likely to have preterm premature rupture of membranes (AOR 0.66, 95% CI 0.58-0.75, p < 0.0001). CONCLUSION: Hispanics have the lowest PTD and LBW rates when compared to non-Hispanic whites and blacks.

AB - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics in a tertiary care hospital in Miami, Florida. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of all women who delivered in our institution over an 11-year period. Outcome variables were stratified by race/ethnicity groups: Hispanics, non-Hispanic blacks and non-Hispanic whites. Variables included rates of low birth weight (LBW), preterm delivery (PTD) and other selected pregnancy outcomes. RESULTS. Thirty-five percent were of Hispanic origin, mainly of Caribbean, Central American and South American origin. Hispanics had the lowest rate of LBW (9%) when compared to blacks, non-Hispanics (18%) and white non-Hispanics (11%) (p < 0.0001). Hispanic women were less likely to deliver prematurely, at < 37 weeks (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] 0.68, 95% CI 0.65-0.91, p < 0.0001), < 32 weeks (AOR 0.57, 95% CI 0.52-0.63, p < 0.0001) and < 28 weeks (AOR 0.66, 95% CI 0.51-0.65, p < 0.0001). Hispanic women were less likely to have preterm premature rupture of membranes (AOR 0.66, 95% CI 0.58-0.75, p < 0.0001). CONCLUSION: Hispanics have the lowest PTD and LBW rates when compared to non-Hispanic whites and blacks.

KW - Hispanics

KW - Low birth weight

KW - Pre-term birth

KW - Pregnancy outcome

KW - Very low birth weight

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=31644432465&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=31644432465&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 51

SP - 10

EP - 14

JO - The Journal of reproductive medicine

JF - The Journal of reproductive medicine

SN - 0024-7758

IS - 1

ER -