Gestational diabetes is more prevalent in women from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238853
Title:
Gestational diabetes is more prevalent in women from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Authors:
Owens, L; Cullinane, J; Gillespie, P; Avalos, G; O'Sullivan, EP; Dennedy, C; O'Sullivan, EP; O'Reilly, M
Publisher:
Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238853
Abstract:
The link between socio-economic disadvantage and poor health has been observed across many spectrums of medicine. There is little evidence however, suggesting that Diabetes in Pregnancy is more prevalent in women from poorer backgrounds. This study was completed by the Atlantic Diabetes in Pregnancy partnership, which offered universal screening for Gestational Diabetes at 24-28 weeks gestation. Data was collected on women who delivered in 5 antenatal centres between 2007 and 2009. The calculated socio-economic background is based on a deprivation index derived from area of residence and national census data. The Deprivation Index is scored from 1-5, from least to most deprived, using various indicators; education, employment, percentage skilled/unskilled workers, demographic information, lone parents and number of persons/room. Using a ‘bivariate probit with sample selection’ model we controlled for poor attendance amongst women from disadvanted areas. We found that incidence of gestational diabetes is significantly higher for women living in the poorest areas, compared to women living in the richest areas. This gradient disappears when diabetes risk factors are controlled for, suggesting personal, clinical and lifestyle factors correlated with socioeconomic status are significant determinants for the development of Gestational Diabetes. These risk factors include; Body Mass Index, family history, smoking, sedentary lifestyle and higher immigrant population. Gestational Diabetes is more prevalent amongst women from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
Item Type:
Conference Poster
Language:
en
Keywords:
PREGNANCY; SOCIAL DETERMINANT; DIABETES

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullinane, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAvalos, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, EPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDennedy, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, EPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-15T15:17:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-15T15:17:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/238853-
dc.description.abstractThe link between socio-economic disadvantage and poor health has been observed across many spectrums of medicine. There is little evidence however, suggesting that Diabetes in Pregnancy is more prevalent in women from poorer backgrounds. This study was completed by the Atlantic Diabetes in Pregnancy partnership, which offered universal screening for Gestational Diabetes at 24-28 weeks gestation. Data was collected on women who delivered in 5 antenatal centres between 2007 and 2009. The calculated socio-economic background is based on a deprivation index derived from area of residence and national census data. The Deprivation Index is scored from 1-5, from least to most deprived, using various indicators; education, employment, percentage skilled/unskilled workers, demographic information, lone parents and number of persons/room. Using a ‘bivariate probit with sample selection’ model we controlled for poor attendance amongst women from disadvanted areas. We found that incidence of gestational diabetes is significantly higher for women living in the poorest areas, compared to women living in the richest areas. This gradient disappears when diabetes risk factors are controlled for, suggesting personal, clinical and lifestyle factors correlated with socioeconomic status are significant determinants for the development of Gestational Diabetes. These risk factors include; Body Mass Index, family history, smoking, sedentary lifestyle and higher immigrant population. Gestational Diabetes is more prevalent amongst women from lower socio-economic backgrounds.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDiabetic Pregnancy Study Groupen_GB
dc.subjectPREGNANCYen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL DETERMINANTen_GB
dc.subjectDIABETESen_GB
dc.titleGestational diabetes is more prevalent in women from lower socio-economic backgrounds.en_GB
dc.typeConference Posteren
dc.description.provinceConnachten
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