Too heavy, too late: investigating perinatal health outcomes in immigrants residing in Spain. A cross-sectional study (2009-2011).

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Studies have shown that immigrants residing in Spain have lower risks of delivering low birthweight (LBW) and preterm babies despite their socioeconomic disadvantages (the healthy migrant paradox). However, less is known about other important perinatal outcomes derived from birth weight and gestational age such as macrosomia and post-term birth. This paper aims to compare the main indicators related to birth weight and gestational age (LBW, macrosomia, preterm and post-term) for immigrants and Spaniards.


  • Sol Pia Juarez
  • Bárbara Revuelta Eugercios
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  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-868
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch