Racial Disparities in Fetal and First-Day Mortality Rates Persist

Published Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2012
Issue: 
No.143
Category: 
Disparities in Health

"Despite general improvements in fetal and early infant mortality, racial disparities persisted and improvements in fetal mortality over time among Blacks, when adjusted for maternal characteristics, were not significant," write the authors of an article published in the American Journal of Public Health. The study examined how changes in maternal, sociodemographic, and medical risk factors over time influence changes in fetal, first day, and combined fetal-first day (fetal plus first day) mortality.
To view the abstract, visit: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300790

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MCH Alert - 2 July 2012 

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