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The consequences and costs of maternal substance abuse in New York City. A pooled time-series, cross-section analysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10171287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We use a pooled time-series cross-section of live births in New York City between 1980 and 1989 to investigate the dramatic rise in low birthweight, especially among Blacks, that occurred in the mid 1980s. After controlling for other risk factors, we estimate that the number of excess low birthweight births attributable to illicit substance abuse over this period ranged from approximately 1,482 to 3,359. The increase represents between 3.2 and 7.3% of all LBW over the period resulting in excess neonatal admission costs of between $18 and $41 million.
T Joyce; A D Racine; N Mocan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health economics     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0167-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Econ     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-08     Completed Date:  1993-01-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8410622     Medline TA:  J Health Econ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-314     Citation Subset:  H    
City University of New York.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / statistics & numerical data
Chi-Square Distribution
Cross-Sectional Studies
European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Health Care Costs / statistics & numerical data*
Hispanic Americans / statistics & numerical data
Hospitals, Urban / economics
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / economics
Longitudinal Studies
Models, Statistical
New York City / epidemiology
Regression Analysis
Socioeconomic Factors
Substance-Related Disorders / complications,  economics,  epidemiology*

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