04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Disparities in exposure to air pollution during pregnancy

Disparities in exposure to air pollution during pregnancy

Previous research shows poorer birth outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities and for persons with low socioeconomic status (SES). We evaluated whether mothers in groups at higher risk for poor birth outcomes live in areas of higher air pollution and whether higher exposure to air pollution contributes to poor birth outcomes. An index representing long-term […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on How fetal cocaine exposure increases neonatal hospital costs

How fetal cocaine exposure increases neonatal hospital costs

OBJECTIVE: Our goals were to document hospital costs associated with prenatal cocaine exposure in an understudied population-women using rural county public health units who had minimal access to drug rehabilitation and whose cocaine of choice was crack with little other illicit drug use- and to explore why increased costs occur in an effort to identify […]

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