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Racial differences in infant mortality rates: United States, 1969.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10242357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using multiple regression analyses, we measured the effects of demographic, health, and socioeconomic variables on race-specific neonatal and postneonatal infant mortality rates. The racial difference in rates in 1969 is due to (1) effects of mean differences in black and white population characteristics, (2) differences in the impact of independent variables, and (3) differences from other causes. Higher black than white infant mortality is the result of unfavorable black means on birthweight, age of mothers at birth, education, and marital stability. Black mortality is also higher because mothers' age at birth, marital stability, and education have more favorable impact on mortality for whites than blacks.
P K Hecht; P Cutright
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social forces; a scientific medium of social study and interpretation     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0037-7732     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Forces     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-07-25     Completed Date:  1979-07-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  20810070R     Medline TA:  Soc Forces     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1180-93     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
European Continental Ancestry Group*
Health Services Accessibility*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Regression Analysis
Socioeconomic Factors
United States

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