The Old Order Amish are a distinct ethnic group with a very high birth rate and patterns of perinatal risk factors quite different from those of the general population.
This study reports marital fertility and perinatal, infant, and child death rates for an entire Amish settlement of approximately 10,000 individuals, centered around Geauga County, Ohio.
All 6,623 births from 1948 to 1988 listed in a directory of Geauga Settlement Amish households were studied.
The childbearing experience of all 475 married women over the age of 44 years was also described.
Women aged >44 years had a median of 8.3 births; 24% of the births were to women aged >34 years.
Despite a higher prevalence of several risk factors for perinatal and infant death among the Amish, neonatal and infant death rates for Geauga Settlement Amish have been very similar to the corresponding rates for white children in rural Ohio and the state as a rule.
Mots-clés Pascal : Gestation pathologie, Foetus pathologie, Nouveau né pathologie, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Ethnie, Enfant, Homme, Nourrisson, Ohio, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Amish
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pregnancy disorders, Fetal diseases, Newborn diseases, Mortality, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Ethnic group, Child, Human, Infant, Ohio, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0291370
Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 199406.