Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Am J Public Health. 1990 Jan;80(1):70-2.

Foreign-born and US-born black women: differences in health behaviors and birth outcomes.

Author information

1
School of Public Health, Boston University, MA.

Abstract

We studied health behaviors and birth outcome among 201 foreign-born and 616 US-born Black women receiving prenatal care at Boston City Hospital. Foreign-born women had better pre-pregnancy nutritional status and prenatal health behaviors, and their infants had greater intrauterine growth. Black women are not a homogeneous group; culture and ethnicity, in addition to other variables, must be considered in the study of their birth outcomes.

PMID:
2293806
PMCID:
PMC1404553
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center