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The natural pattern of birth timing and gestational age in the U.S. compared to England, and the Netherlands

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Objective
To examine cross-national differences in gestational age over time in the U.S. and across three wealthy countries in 2020 as well as examine patterns of birth timing by hour of the day in home and spontaneous vaginal hospital births in the three countries.

Methods
We did a comparative cohort analysis with data on gestational age and the timing of birth from the United States, England and the Netherlands, comparing hospital and ho...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0278856

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2994-3240
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Article number:
e0278856
Publication date:
2023-01-18
Acceptance date:
2022-11-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1319689
Local pid:
pubs:1319689
Deposit date:
2023-01-11

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