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Racial disparity in low birth weight and infant mortality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19161865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the United States, African-American infants have significantly worse outcomes than white infants. In this review, the authors look beyond traditional risk factors and explore the social context of race in this country in an effort to understand African-American women's long-standing pregnancy outcome disadvantage. In the process, new insights are highlighted concerning likely causes for the poor birth outcomes of white infants in this country compared with infants in most other industrialized nations.
James W Collins; Richard J David
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-23     Completed Date:  2009-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Children's Memorial Hospital, 2300 Children's Plaza, Division of Neonatology, Box 45, Chicago, IL 60614, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
Continental Population Groups
European Continental Ancestry Group
Healthcare Disparities / statistics & numerical data*
Infant Mortality / ethnology*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Welfare
Socioeconomic Factors
United States / epidemiology
Women's Health*
Grant Support
TS-356-15/15/TS/ATSDR HHS

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