The differences in perinatal outcomes between refugee and resident mother–infant dyads: A retrospective study in Turkey between 2013 and 2018

Silahli N., Barış H. E., Qutranji L., Özek E., Boran P.

Health Care for Women International, 2021 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07399332.2021.1954648
  • Journal Name: Health Care for Women International
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


In this study, we aimed to examine and compare the perinatal outcomes between refugee and resident mother–infant dyads. Data of refugee women who had given birth in a university hospital (n = 924) and matched resident mother–infant dyads (n = 957) were included. Analysis revealed higher adolescent pregnancy rates and lower rates of antenatal care attendance among refugee mothers compared to residents. No significant differences in neonatal outcomes were found, except for a significantly higher number of preterm births among refugee infants. Interventions should be made to ensure antenatal care for all pregnant women, which can also prevent preterm birth.