Adverse Childhood Experiences and Preterm Birth: A Systematic Review

dc.contributor.advisorFranzin, Luisaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShenassa, Edmonden_US
dc.contributor.authorWiggan, Morgan Lynnen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Services Administrationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.description.abstractAdverse childhood Experiences (ACEs) elevate one’s risk for poor health outcomes later in life such as psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, poor fetal health, and liver disease (Poulton et al., 2002, Anda et al., 2007, Jimenez et al., 2017, Talbot et al., 2009. While the association between ACEs and negative health outcomes is well established in the literature, only ten studies examine the effect of ACEs on one’s risk for preterm birth (Benedict et al. 1999; Bublitz et al., 2014; Cammack et al., 2019; Christiaens et al. 2015; Jacobs 1998; Gillespie et al. 2017; Grimstad et al. 1998; Leeners et al. 2010; Margerison-Zilko et al., 2016; Noll et al. 2007). Preterm birth accounts for 60% of neonatal deaths and elevates an infant’s risk for poor health outcomes later in life ranging from behavioral issues to heart disease (WHO, 2018) and the rate of preterm birth in the United States has steadily risen since 2015, reaching about 10% in 2018 (CDC, 2018). This systematic review seeks to critically assess and synthesize these ten studies and identify proposed mediators and identify gaps in the literature for future research.en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPublic healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledDevelopmental biologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSocial researchen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAdverse Childhood Experiencesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBirth Outcomesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLife course Theoryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPremature Birthen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledPreterm Birthen_US
dc.titleAdverse Childhood Experiences and Preterm Birth: A Systematic Reviewen_US


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