During a 2-year period in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, black infants were admitted to the NICU 2.6 times as often as white infants.
The relative risk of NICU admission among black low birthweight infants was 9.2 times that of normal birthweight black infants.
The relative risk of NICU admission among white low birthweight infants was 16.4 times that of normal birthweight white infants.
Higher black neonatal mortality rates did not appear to be due to limited access to NICU services, but more normal birthweight black babies may have died of potentially preventable causes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Néonatal, Unité soin intensif, Admission hopital, Nouveau né pathologie, Poids naissance faible, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Mortalité, Homme, Race, Caucasoïde, Négroïde, Etude comparative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Neonatal, Intensive care unit, Hospital admission, Newborn diseases, Low birth weight, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Mortality, Human, Race, Caucasoid, Negroid, Comparative study
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Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 199406.