This new cohort study draws on data compiled by the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (NMPA) to show that socioeconomic deprivation and ethnic inequalities at the population level in England are risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes, with the largest inequalities seen in Black and South Asian women in the most socioeconomically deprived quintile. The authors argue that prevention should target the entire population as well as specific minority ethnic groups at high risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, to address risk factors and wider determinants of health.

Published in The Lancet.

By Jennifer Jardine, Kate Walker, Ipek Gurol-Urganci, Kirstin Webster, Patrick Muller, Jane Hawdon, Asma Khalil, Tina Harris and Jan van der Meulen.

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