Perinatal outcomes of female asylum seekers and pregnant Greeks

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Κατεύθυνση Έρευνα στην Γυναικεία Αναπαραγωγή
Library of the School of Health Sciences
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Moysiadou Stefania
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Σωτηριάδης Αλέξανδρος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΑΠΘ
Μαστοράκος Γεώργιος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Χατζάκης Χρήστος, Διδάκτωρ, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΑΠΘ
Original Title:
Περιγεννητικές εκβάσεις γυναικών αιτούμενων άσυλο και εγκύων Ελληνίδων
Translated title:
Perinatal outcomes of female asylum seekers and pregnant Greeks
Introduction: The past few years, an influx of asylum-seekers due to adverse conditions in their home country has been observed. The difficulties they are subjected to, and the living conditions of these people can have a significant influence on their health. Pregnant women are no exception. The resent research aims to investigate the perinatal outcomes of asylum-seeking women compared to Greek women.
Methodology: The sample was collected from the delivery records of the Second Obstetrics-Gynecology Clinic of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, General Hospital Hippokratio, from 30/9/2017 to 31/12/2022.
Results: The sample includes 3562 women (395 foreign asylum-seeking and 3167 Greek-origin women). Foreign women were, on average, 3 years younger compared to Greek women and had also given birth more times. Statistic significant differences were observed regarding the gestational age onset of labor, with foreign women having a younger age at onset of labor and extremely preterm before the 28th gestation week. Furthermore, it appeared that newborns of women of Greek origin had a high percentage of admission to the NICU.
Conclusion: There are differences mainly regarding the onset of labor before 28 weeks of gestation and the hospitalization of newborns in the NICU, differences which may be due to different pregnancy pathologies or the age of the mother. Further studies are necessary τo better understand the results.
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Health Sciences
Perinatal outcomes, Greek women, Female asylum seekers
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