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2020 Feb 07

Eur J Public Health

Social inequalities in the provision of obstetric services in Norway 1967-2009: a population-based cohort study.


Eriksen H S, Høy S, Irgens LM, Rasmussen S, Haug K
Eur J Public Health. 2020 Feb 07.
PMID: 32031625.


Socioeconomic (SE) inequalities have been observed in a number of adverse outcomes of pregnancy and many of the risk factors for such outcomes are associated with a low SE level. However, SE inequalities persist even after adjustment for these risk factors. Less well-off women are more vulnerable, but may also get less adequate health services. The objective of the present study was to assess possible associations between SE conditions in terms of maternal education as well as ethnic background and obstetric care.