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Conquering Racial Disparities in Perinatal Outcomes.
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PMID:  25459778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Infant mortality rate (IMR) is a reference indicator for societal health status. Trend analysis of IMR highlights 2 challenges to overcome in the United States: (1) US IMR is higher than most industrialized countries and (2) there are persistent racial/ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, especially for blacks. Racial/ethnic infant mortality disparities result from the complex interplay of adverse social, economic, and environmental exposures. In this article, racial/ethnic disparities are discussed, highlighting trends, the role of epigenetics in understanding mechanisms, key domains of community action planning, and programs and policies addressing the racial gaps in adverse birth outcomes.
Authors:
Earnestine Willis; Patricia McManus; Norma Magallanes; Sheri Johnson; Amber Majnik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-10-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  847-875     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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