Indochinese refugee population is a population that is young, is experiencing high fertility, late onset of prenatal care, and is characterized by low socioeconomic status.
Thus, it presents a high risk profile with respect to infant mortality.
Using linked birth and infant death records for the San Diego metropolitan area for the period 1978-85 infant mortality rates (IMRs) were calculated for Indochinese refugee groups from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in comparison with other ethnic groups.
We found, surprisingly, that Indochinese refugees as a group had an IMR below that for non-Hispanic Whites and substantially below that for Blacks.
In general, IMRs for Indochinese refugees were similar to those for other Asian groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mortalité, Nouveau né, Minorité, Réfugié, Ethnie, Indochinite, Epidémiologie, Etude transculturelle, Poids naissance, Californie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, United States, North America, America, Mortality, Newborn, Minority, Refugee, Ethnic group, Indochinite, Epidemiology, Crosscultural study, Birth weight, California
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