As a result of Sweden's efforts to eliminate poverty and to provide comprehensive health care, there are only small social class differences in infant mortality.
The wider social differences in US infant mortality are the consequence of less consistent and thorough attempts at social equity and universal health care.
US black infant mortality continues to be twice that of Whites, and the excess may partially result from racism.
Public health research should examine the role of racism in infant mortality and develop interventions to eliminate racism and its effects on the health of Black Americans.
Mots-clés Pascal : Nourrisson, Homme, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Mortalité, Etat sanitaire, Race, Classe sociale, Pauvreté
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infant, Human, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Mortality, Health status, Race, Social class, Poverty
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0251151
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.