The Effect of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes among Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous Women

Description

Eliminating disparities between the health status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is a national priority.1 Obesity (body mass index [BMI] 30.0 kg/m2) is a major contributor to chronic diseases.2,3

As obesity rates at all ages are higher among Indigenous Australians,4 obesity-related health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are a public health concern.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Review whether the effect of pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity on maternal complications and perinatal outcomes is modified by Indigenous status

 

Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctors in Training (DIT), Junior Doctor, Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor

 

Medical Journal of Australia
N/A
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
RACGP: 2 pts
ACRRM - Fellow: 1 pt
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 1 pt
Indigenous Health

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