What is the impact of diabetes for Australian Aboriginal women when pregnant?

Cynthia Porter, Timothy Skinner, I Ellis

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    Abstract

    The impact differential of diabetes for Aboriginal maternal and infant health outcomes is different to Caucasian outcomes. With maternal diabetes, Aboriginal infant's birth weight increases and stillbirth rate is 22/1000 for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and 53/1000 for pre-existing diabetes while for Caucasian infant's birth weight decreases and stillbirth rate is 3/1000 for GDM and 11/1000 for pre-existing diabetes. Equity of services is required to achieve equality of health outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e29-e32
    JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
    Volume93
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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