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Trends in infant mortality in Connecticut, 1981-1992.
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PMID:  10183171     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Assessing infant mortality rates (IMRs) is important in public health planning. However, single year fluctuations in IMRs often receive attention without consideration of long-term trends. Trends in IMR over 12 years in Connecticut were examined using linked birth and death files. Overall, there was an exponential decline in IMR from 12.2/1,000 live births in 1981 to 7.3/1,000 live births in 1992. However, differential declines in IMRs resulted in an increased relative risk of infant death over time for infants of Black women compared with infants of White women. IMRs were also higher for infants of Black, teenaged, and less educated mothers. Targeted local maternal and child health programs are needed if IMRs are to continue to decline for all sections of the population in Connecticut.
C L Roberts; C Algert; L Mueller; J L Hadler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1078-4659     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-22     Completed Date:  1998-10-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505213     Medline TA:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-7     Citation Subset:  T    
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Birth Weight
Cause of Death
Connecticut / epidemiology
Infant Mortality / trends*
Infant, Newborn
Population Surveillance*
Socioeconomic Factors

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