The influence of migration, ethnicity and acculturation on the risk of stillbirth, preterm birth and low birthweight in Western Australia

Maryam Mozooni

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Abstract

Around 272 million migrants live globally, and nearly two-thirds of them reside in high-income countries. Australia, with 26% overseas-born population, has a higher proportion of migrant residents than many other high-income countries. Western Australia has the highest proportion of migrant families, the fastest population growth, and the best data-linkage facility countrywide. This PhD research showed that: i) migrants from specific ethnic backgrounds experience different odds of stillbirth, preterm birth and low birthweight compared with the Australian-born women, ii) how the risks change with residence length and other culture-related factors, and iii) suggested preventive strategies and interventions to improve the population's health outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Preen, David, Supervisor
  • Pennell, Craig, Supervisor
  • Pereira, Gavin, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date3 Mar 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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