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Patterns of social inequalities across pregnancy and birth outcomes: a comparison of individual and neighborhood socioeconomic measures

  • Nihaya Daoud1, 2Email author,
  • Patricia O’Campo1, 3,
  • Anita Minh1,
  • Marcelo L Urquia1, 3,
  • Susie Dzakpasu4,
  • Maureen Heaman5,
  • Janusz Kaczorowski6,
  • Cheryl Levitt7,
  • Janet Smylie1, 3, 8 and
  • Beverley Chalmers9
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth201514:393

Received: 31 May 2014

Accepted: 17 November 2014

Published: 23 March 2015

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17 Nov 2014 Editorially accepted
23 Mar 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12884-014-0393-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Maternal and Infant Health Section, Surveillance and Analysis Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
College of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Département de médecine de famille et de médecine d’urgence and CRCHUM, Université de Montréal, Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, Montréal, Canada
Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Well Living House Action Research Centre for Indigenous Infant, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing, Saint Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ottawa Hospital Research Unit, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada