Despite decreasing infant mortality in North Carolina, the gap between African Americans and Whites persists.
This study examined how racial differences in infant mortality vary by maternal education.
Data came from Linked Birth and Infant Death files for 1988 through 1993.
Multiple logistic regression models adjusted for confounders.
Infant mortality risk ratios comparing African Americans and Whites increased with higher levels of maternal education.
Education beyong high school reduced risk of infant mortality by 20% among Whites but had little effect among African Americans.
Higher education magnifies racial differences in infant mortality on a multiplicative scale.
Possible reasons include greater stress, fewer economic resources, and poorer quality of prenatal care among African Americans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Nourrisson, Homme, Noir américain, Caucasoïde, Race, Epidémiologie, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Niveau étude, Mère
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Infant, Human, Black American, Caucasoid, Race, Epidemiology, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Education level, Mother
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0225863
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 11/09/1998.