1. Al-Aqtum, M.T. Pregnancy outcome and birth spacing among Palestinian women between 1940 and 1989. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2001; 265,2: 76-81
In this report the number of pregnancies, children and miscarriages per woman, the waiting time to the first pregnancy, birth spacing between children, and the average age of women at first live birth were studied. In a sample of 1250 Palestinian women living in cities, villages and refugee camps of the West Bank over a period of 50 years, The average number of pregnancies, the percentage of miscarriages, the waiting time to the first pregnancy and the birth interval between children decreased with time in all locations. The average age of women at first live birth in cities and villages showed very little difference, but slightly lower in refugee camps.