Startling national statistics indicate that New Haven, CT, is the seventh poorest city of its size, in terms of per capita income, in the United States.
In 1989, it was reported to have the highest rate of infant mortality-18.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births-in the nation for a city with more than 100,000 people.
Seventy-five percent of all perinatal deaths are attributed to low birth weight infants.
Adequate prenatal care is a proven means of reducing this risk.
To further compound the problem, substance abuse among pregnant women has increased dramatically.
Census tract data revealed that many of the infant deaths were localized to several well-defined areas of the city.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme sanitaire, Soin, Prénatal, Mère, Accessibilité, Pauvreté, Toxicomanie, Gestation, Unité mobile, Système santé, Organisation santé, Connecticut, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sanitary program, Care, Prenatal, Mother, Accessibility, Poverty, Drug addiction, Pregnancy, Mobile unit, Health system, Public health organization, Connecticut, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0003734
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.