This study examines the associations between race, birth weight, and mortality from endogenous causes for all singleton births born in 1984-1987 in a 20-county region of North Carolina.
A more detailed analysis of preterm low birth weight infants examines these associations according to the proximate medical causes (medical etiology) of the preterm birth.
Overall, black infants were found to have approximately twice the mortality risk of white infants.
Most of the excess black mortality risk is explained by the larger proportion of black infants born at lower birth weights.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids naissance faible, Prématuré, Nourrisson, Mortalité, Race, Epidémiologie, Caroline du Nord, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Gestation pathologie, Prématurité, Nouveau né pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low birth weight, Premature, Infant, Mortality, Race, Epidemiology, North Carolina, Human, United States, North America, America, Pregnancy disorders, Prematurity, Newborn diseases
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Cote : 94-0216774
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.