Mothers, Places, and Preterm Birth (ICPSR 35959)

Principal Investigator(s): Sundquist, Jan O., Lund University


This study uses cross-sectional data on adverse birth outcomes and social factors among Swedish mothers from 1973-2005 to create two new databases: WomMed and WomSALLS. These databases link annual census, mortality, hospital, and individual survey data. WomMed contains annual data from prenatal and birth records, hospital admissions, and death records for each mother and child in Sweden, in addition to individual-level sociodemographic characteristics and maternal risk factors. WomSALLS includes data on health behaviors and risk factors, stress and adaptation, social cohesion, and psychological distress based on face-to-face interviews with representative samples of approximately 18,000 mothers aged 15-45, and born between 1928 and 1990.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (7R01HD052848)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    children, health, premature births

Geographic Coverage:    Sweden

Data Collection Notes:

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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