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Understanding racial and ethnic disparities in u.s. Infant mortality rates.
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PMID:  22617114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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KEY FINDINGS: Data from the 2007 linked birth/infant death data set In 2007, the infant mortality rate for non-Hispanic black women was 2.4 times the rate for non-Hispanic white women. American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) and Puerto Rican women also had relatively high infant mortality rates. The higher infant mortality rate for non-Hispanic black and Puerto Rican women, compared with non-Hispanic white women, was primarily due to their higher levels of preterm births and preterm-related causes of death. In contrast, the higher infant mortality rate for AIAN women was mostly due to higher infant mortality rates for term and near-term infants, not to a higher percentage of preterm births. Higher infant mortality rates from sudden infant death syndrome contributed the most to the infant mortality gap between AIAN and non-Hispanic white women.
Authors:
Marian F Macdorman; Thomas J Mathews
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NCHS data brief     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1941-4927     ISO Abbreviation:  NCHS Data Brief     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101495625     Medline TA:  NCHS Data Brief     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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All material appearing in this report is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission; citation as to source, however, is appreciated.
Affiliation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics 3311 Toledo Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA.
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