Objective.-To describe birth-weight-specific differences in mortality risks between white and black Illinois infants by age at death and leading cause of death.
Setting.-State of Illinois.
Patients.-All Illinois infants who were born from 1980 through 1989 and reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The death certificates of these infants were matched to corresponding birth certificates using a computerized linkage algorithm.
Results.-The high black infant mortality rate is attributable to higher mortality risks in the neonatal period for black, normal birth-weight infants and in the postneonatal period for all black infants, regardless of birth weight.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Nouveau né, Poids naissance faible, Prématurité, Race, Négroïde, Illinois, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gestation pathologie, Nouveau né pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Mortality, Newborn, Low birth weight, Prematurity, Race, Negroid, Illinois, Human, United States, North America, America, Pregnancy disorders, Newborn diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0021333
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.