SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Differences in obstetrical care in First Nations and Non-First Nations women in British Columbia, Canada

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Corinne Riddell, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Canada's Aboriginal population faces significantly higher rates of stillbirth, neonatal, and post-neonatal death than those seen in the general population. This research investigated differences in obstetrical care during pregnancy and delivery that may have contributed to excess deaths to fetuses and infants of First Nations mothers compared to Non-First Nations mothers in British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Riddell will begin by discussing her approach and presenting findings to highlight the reduced levels of care received by First Nations women in British Columbia compared to the general population. She will then present some other aspects of the research process that were unique and challenging, including tackling peer review comments on which variables to adjust for when describing disparities between race/ethnic groups, and the process of conducting this research alongside the First Nations Health Council, who oversaw this work to provide a voice for the First Nations community.