Dr. Miranda Davies-Tuck
Maternal South Asian region of birth influenced the established and well-known associations between maternal obesity and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Gestational diabetes mellitus, shoulder dystocia, admission of baby to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Special Care Nursery and perinatal morbidity. Accordingly, interventions targeted at reducing maternal obesity would be expected to have different impacts in South Asian born compared to Australian or New Zealand-born women.
The Ritchie Centre
Epidemiology and Clinical Trials
Journal and article title
Despite higher rates of a number of adverse outcomes associated with obesity in South Asian born women, obesity was actually more strongly associated with them among Australian born women.
Interventions targeted at reducing maternal obesity will have different impacts in South Asian compared to Australian born women.