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Economic downturns and male cesarean deliveries: a time-series test of the economic stress hypothesis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, June 2014
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Title
Economic downturns and male cesarean deliveries: a time-series test of the economic stress hypothesis
Published in
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2393-14-198
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Authors

Tim A Bruckner, Yvonne W Cheng, Amrita Singh, Aaron B Caughey

Abstract

In light of the recent Great Recession, increasing attention has focused on the health consequences of economic downturns. The perinatal literature does not converge on whether ambient economic declines threaten the health of cohorts in gestation. We set out to test the economic stress hypothesis that the monthly count of cesarean deliveries (CD), which may gauge the level of fetal distress in a population, rises after the economy declines. We focus on male CD since the literature reports that male more than female fetuses appear sensitive to stressors in utero.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Croatia 1 4%
United States 1 4%
Unknown 24 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 19%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Researcher 3 12%
Professor 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 6 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 31%
Psychology 3 12%
Social Sciences 2 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 8 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 June 2014.
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#7,901,225
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Outputs from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
#1,701
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#80,736
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