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What is the impact of diabetes for Australian Aboriginal women when pregnant?


Porter, C and Skinner, TC and Ellis, IK, What is the impact of diabetes for Australian Aboriginal women when pregnant?, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 93, (1) pp. E29-E32 . ISSN 0168-8227 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2011.03.013


The impact differential of diabetes for Aboriginal maternal and infant health outcomes is different to Caucasian outcomes. With maternal diabetes, Aboriginal infant's birth weight increases and stillbirth rate is 22/1000 for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and 53/1000 for pre-existing diabetes while for Caucasian infant's birth weight decreases and stillbirth rate is 3/1000 for GDM and 11/1000 for pre-existing diabetes. Equity of services is required to achieve equality of health outcomes. © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Skinner, TC (Professor Timothy Skinner)
UTAS Author:Ellis, IK (Professor Isabelle Skinner)
ID Code:74227
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2011-11-15
Last Modified:2012-08-21

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