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 Journal of Australia
N/A
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Indigenous Health
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
You have to be logged in to see the content of this module.

Provided by

doctorportal Learning respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of Australia. We respect the traditional owners of lands across Australia in which our members and staff work and live, and pay respect to their elders past, present and future.