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Infant mortality, class, race and gender: implications for the health profession.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11140116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The disparity in white and African American infant mortality has not only persisted but increased over time and is not expected to diminish in the near future. This article reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on the constellation of class, race, and gender vulnerabilities on African American life as manifested in infant mortality. Utilizing a public health framework, it provides an overview of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention initiatives within the social work practice domain. Ethnic-sensitive practice perspective for social workers is highlighted and includes empowerment, strengths, Africentric, and advocacy and social action.
F O Chima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health & social policy     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0897-7186     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Soc Policy     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-03     Completed Date:  2001-01-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000937     Medline TA:  J Health Soc Policy     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-18     Citation Subset:  H    
Department of Social Work, Behavioral & Political Sciences, Prairie View A&M University of Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Health Services
African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
Infant Mortality*
Pregnancy in Adolescence / prevention & control
Prenatal Care*
Preventive Health Services
Social Class
Social Work*
United States / epidemiology

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