Immigrant Generational Status and Developmental Problems among Prematurely Born Children

Phylicia T. Bediako, Rhonda Belue, Marianne Messersmith Hillemeier

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Immigrants in the U.S. often have comparatively favorable health outcomes despite relative socioeconomic disadvantage- a phenomenon termed the Immigrant Paradox. This study examined the relationship between family immigrant status and developmental problems among children born preterm. The 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health data collected through a telephone based survey based on parental report of prematurity and other comorbidities were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression analysis to examine seven developmental outcomes. Preterm 1st/2nd generation children had fewer developmental problems than preterm 3rd generation children. Controlling for socioeconomic status and other covariates, 1st/2nd generation children had significantly lower odds of developmental delay, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and hearing problems. Consistent with the Immigrant Paradox, prematurely born children of immigrants had comparable or better developmental outcomes than preterm children of US born parents despite socioeconomic disadvantage. Further research to explicate mechanisms responsible for the protective health effects observed is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-430
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Fingerprint

Health
Cerebral Palsy
Telephone
Social Class
Hearing
Comorbidity
Epilepsy
Parents
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Research
Surveys and Questionnaires
Child Health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Bediako, Phylicia T. ; Belue, Rhonda ; Hillemeier, Marianne Messersmith. / Immigrant Generational Status and Developmental Problems among Prematurely Born Children. In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2018 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 422-430.
@article{e34d0a94dcee4811b5ac6e5db30d09a1,
title = "Immigrant Generational Status and Developmental Problems among Prematurely Born Children",
abstract = "Immigrants in the U.S. often have comparatively favorable health outcomes despite relative socioeconomic disadvantage- a phenomenon termed the Immigrant Paradox. This study examined the relationship between family immigrant status and developmental problems among children born preterm. The 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health data collected through a telephone based survey based on parental report of prematurity and other comorbidities were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression analysis to examine seven developmental outcomes. Preterm 1st/2nd generation children had fewer developmental problems than preterm 3rd generation children. Controlling for socioeconomic status and other covariates, 1st/2nd generation children had significantly lower odds of developmental delay, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and hearing problems. Consistent with the Immigrant Paradox, prematurely born children of immigrants had comparable or better developmental outcomes than preterm children of US born parents despite socioeconomic disadvantage. Further research to explicate mechanisms responsible for the protective health effects observed is warranted.",
author = "Bediako, {Phylicia T.} and Rhonda Belue and Hillemeier, {Marianne Messersmith}",
year = "2018",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s10903-017-0560-1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "20",
pages = "422--430",
journal = "Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health",
issn = "1557-1912",
publisher = "Springer New York",
number = "2",

}

Immigrant Generational Status and Developmental Problems among Prematurely Born Children. / Bediako, Phylicia T.; Belue, Rhonda; Hillemeier, Marianne Messersmith.

In: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Vol. 20, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. 422-430.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Immigrant Generational Status and Developmental Problems among Prematurely Born Children

AU - Bediako, Phylicia T.

AU - Belue, Rhonda

AU - Hillemeier, Marianne Messersmith

PY - 2018/4/1

Y1 - 2018/4/1

N2 - Immigrants in the U.S. often have comparatively favorable health outcomes despite relative socioeconomic disadvantage- a phenomenon termed the Immigrant Paradox. This study examined the relationship between family immigrant status and developmental problems among children born preterm. The 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health data collected through a telephone based survey based on parental report of prematurity and other comorbidities were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression analysis to examine seven developmental outcomes. Preterm 1st/2nd generation children had fewer developmental problems than preterm 3rd generation children. Controlling for socioeconomic status and other covariates, 1st/2nd generation children had significantly lower odds of developmental delay, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and hearing problems. Consistent with the Immigrant Paradox, prematurely born children of immigrants had comparable or better developmental outcomes than preterm children of US born parents despite socioeconomic disadvantage. Further research to explicate mechanisms responsible for the protective health effects observed is warranted.

AB - Immigrants in the U.S. often have comparatively favorable health outcomes despite relative socioeconomic disadvantage- a phenomenon termed the Immigrant Paradox. This study examined the relationship between family immigrant status and developmental problems among children born preterm. The 2011–2012 National Survey of Children’s Health data collected through a telephone based survey based on parental report of prematurity and other comorbidities were analyzed using multivariate logistic regression analysis to examine seven developmental outcomes. Preterm 1st/2nd generation children had fewer developmental problems than preterm 3rd generation children. Controlling for socioeconomic status and other covariates, 1st/2nd generation children had significantly lower odds of developmental delay, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and hearing problems. Consistent with the Immigrant Paradox, prematurely born children of immigrants had comparable or better developmental outcomes than preterm children of US born parents despite socioeconomic disadvantage. Further research to explicate mechanisms responsible for the protective health effects observed is warranted.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85014059317&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85014059317&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s10903-017-0560-1

DO - 10.1007/s10903-017-0560-1

M3 - Article

C2 - 28251422

AN - SCOPUS:85014059317

VL - 20

SP - 422

EP - 430

JO - Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

JF - Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

SN - 1557-1912

IS - 2

ER -