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Structured Gendered Racism and Preterm Birth Inequities are Examined in New Research by Riley, Enquobahrie, Hajat, and Callegari

Posted: 4/3/2024 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Trainee Taylor Riley (Epidemiology) and CSDE Affiliates Daniel A. Enquobahrie and Anjum Hajat (Epidemiology) published an article with their UW colleague, Lisa S. Callegari (Obstetrics and Gynecology) in Social Science & Medicine, titled “Structural gendered racism and preterm birth inequities in the United States“. Structural gendered racism – the “totality of interconnectedness between structural racism and sexism” – is conceptualized as a fundamental cause of the persistent preterm birth inequities experienced by Black and Indigenous people in the United States. This study developed a state-level latent class measure of structural gendered racism and examined its association with preterm birth among all singleton live births in the US in 2019.