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Antenatal Care Utilization and Obstetric and Newborn Outcomes Among Pregnant Refugees Attending a Specialized Refugee Clinic

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Antenatal Care Utilization and Obstetric and Newborn Outcomes Among Pregnant Refugees Attending a Specialized Refugee Clinic

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Mary Malebranche, Eric Norrie, Sylvia Hao, Garielle Brown, Rachel Talavlikar, Andrea Hull, Giselle De Vetten, Kara A. Nerenberg, Amy Metcalfe & Gabriel Fabreau 

Abstract

The objective of the study is to characterize the antenatal care utilization and obstetric and newborn outcomes among refugee women at a specialized refugee clinic and determine whether these outcomes varied between refugees (government-assisted or privately-sponsored) and asylum seekers. This retrospective cohort study included women receiving antenatal care at a specialized refugee clinic between 2011 and 2016. Time from arrival to first clinic visit, Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index, and obstetric and newborn outcomes were examined, stratified by refugee category. Amongst 179 women, median time from arrival to first clinic visit was longer for asylum seekers (2.8 months, IQR 12.9) compared to government-assisted and privately-sponsored refugees (0.4 months, IQR 0.7, and 1.6 months, IQR 3.2, respectively; p < 0.01). A larger proportion of asylum seeking women received inadequate antenatal care. No difference was found in obstetric and newborn outcomes. Differences in antenatal care utilization between refugee categories suggest that barriers may remain for asylum seekers; however, obstetric and newborn outcomes were comparable amongst refugee categories.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s10903-019-00961-y