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Comparison of maternity experiences of Canadian-born and recent and non-recent immigrant women: findings from the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey.

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  • Objective: To compare the maternity experiences of immigrant women (recent, ≤ 5 years in Canada; non-recent > 5 years) with those of Canadian-born women. Methods: This study was based on data from the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey of the Public Health Agency of Canada. A stratified random sample of 6421 women was drawn from a sampling frame based on the 2006 Canadian Census of Population. Weighted proportions were calculated using survey sample weights. Multivariable logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios comparing recent immigrant women with Canadian-born women and non-recent immigrant women with Canadian-born women, adjusting for education, income, parity, and maternal age. Results: The sample comprised 7.5% recent immigrants, 16.3% non-recent immigrants, and 76.2% Canadian-born women. Immigrant women reported experiencing less physical abuse and stress, and they were less likely to smoke or consume

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    2011
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    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3901ZK07
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    © 2011 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada. Permission to upload this article in the ERA has been provided courtesy of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). This material is under copyright and accessible for educational purposes only and cannot be reproduced in any form without prior written approval from the SOGC
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    • Kingston D , Heaman M , Chalmers B , Kaczorowski J , O'Brien B , Lee L , Dzakpasu S , O'Campo, P. Comparison of maternity experiences of Canadian-born and recent and non-recent immigrant women: findings from the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey. Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal d'obstétrique et gynécologie du Canada : JOGC 33.11 (2011).