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BMC Public Health: Area-Level Deprivation and Preterm Birth: Results from a National, Commercially-Insured Population

Abstract Background:  Area-level deprivation is associated with multiple adverse birth outcomes. Few studies have examined the mediating pathways through which area-level deprivation affects these outcomes. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between area-level deprivation and preterm birth, and examine the mediating effects of maternal medical, behavioural, and psy...
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