The purpose of the study was to determine the role of infant race as a determinant of the Black-White disparity in low birth-weight (<2500 g).
Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression were performed on Illinois vital records from 1982 and 1983 and on 1980 United Staes census income data.
Fourteen percent of the infants born to Black mothers and White fathers were of low birth-weight, compared with 9% of infant born to White mothers and Black fathers and 6% of a random sample of White infants.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance faible, Race, Nourrisson, Homme, Métis, Gestation pathologie, Nouveau né pathologie, Prématuré, Illinois, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low birth weight, Race, Infant, Human, Mixed race, Pregnancy disorders, Newborn diseases, Premature, Illinois, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology
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Code Inist : 002B20G03. Création : 199406.