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Infant mortality within minority and rural communities

Infant mortality within minority and rural communities

a global perspective on causes and solutions : a symposium

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Infants -- United States -- Mortality.,
    • Maternal health services -- United States.,
    • Maternal and infant welfare -- United States.,
    • Federal aid to maternal health services -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementsponsored by the Select Committee on Hunger, U.S. House of Representatives and the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality.
      ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger., National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality (U.S.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHB1323.I42 U6387 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 70 p. ;
      Number of Pages70
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1666091M
      LC Control Number91600594

      For example, in Fort Worth, the infant mortality rate was more than six times higher in the zip code ( deaths per 1, births) than in neighboring ( deaths per 1, births). Fort Worth is not alone – there are stark zip-code level differences in infant mortality rates within many cities in . Tennessee Public Health Strategic Plan to Improve Birth Outcomes and Reduce Infant Mortality - Action 4: Increase information on breastfeeding and its benefits to disparate populations. Strategy 8: Decrease the proportion of Tennessee women who smoke during pregnancy to % by Strategy for setting target: Consistent with Healthy People method of using trend data.

      The infant mortality rate for that year was deaths per 1, live births. The U.S. infant mortality rate for was Arkansas’s neonatal mortality rate was per 1, live births, and the post-neonatal mortality rate was per 1, live births.   A baby dies in Tennessee every 15 hours. Infant mortality refers to any baby who dies before his or her first birthday.. The infant mortality rate is the number of children out of every 1, live births who die before turning one.. Because the survival of babies is indicative of the health of populations as a whole, infant mortality rate is often used as a gauge of the well-being of a society.

      Infant mortality (the death of an infant within the first year of life) is a widely-reported indicator of population health. This chart collection highlights key infant mortality trends and demographic variation within the United States and also explores infant mortality rates in the U.S. compared to countries that are similarly wealthy and sizable (based on [ ]. Infant Mortality Rates Nationally, infant mortality rates for blacks are substantially higher than for either whites or individuals that fall into the “other” (non-black and non-white) category. For the first half of this decade, urban blacks had higher rates of infant mortality than rural blacks (Figure 1). In , the rate for rural .


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Get this from a library. Infant mortality within minority and rural communities: a global perspective on causes and solutions: a symposium. [United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger.; National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality (U.S.);]. Compared with large urban counties, the infant mortality rate in rural areas was 8% higher for infants of mothers aged 20–29 ( per 1, births compared with ), 30% higher for infants of mothers aged 30–39 ( andrespectively), and 54% higher for infantsFile Size: KB.

Inthe maternal mortality rate among black women was – about times higher than the rate of among white women, the analysis Author: Gaby Galvin. andthe state infant mortality rate has crept up slightly in the past few years.

In addition, there are disparities in the infant mortality rate in Maryland by both race/ethnicity, with African American infants experiencing higher rates of infant mortality than other infants.1 Looking at trends.

On the other hand, adjusting for county poverty Infant mortality within minority and rural communities book the association of urban-rural classification on term infant mortality, such that they were only significant when comparing non-metro rural areas (micropolitan:95% CI:, and non-core:Cited by: 2.

on Maternal Healthcare in Rural Communities: Charting a Path to Improved Access, Quality, and • Provide an overview of the state of maternal healthcare in rural communities, with a focus on access to maternal health services before, during, and after pregnancy and disparities in the infant mortality rate in rural counties was per.

Mortality in Maryland had a goal of reducing the infant mortality rate to /1, live births, bythrough a reduction of % in the Black infant mortality rate, from /1, live births in to.

A Conversation on Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities: Charting a Path to Improved Access, Quality and Outcomes On JCMS collaborated with key partners to host the forum, "A Conversation on Maternal Health Care in Rural Communities: Charting a Path to Improved Access, Quality and Outcomes.".

Black and Native American women die of pregnancy-related causes at a higher rate than white women. Researchers say the gaps are driven by unequal access to. In the yearinfant mortality among African Americans occurred at a rate of 14 deaths per 1, live births—more than twice the national average of deaths per 1, live births for the U.S.

population as a whole. The mortality rate among American Indian and Alaska Native babies was deaths per 1, live births. Maryland Rural Health Conference x Infant Mortality and Race in Rural MD: Data, Lessons Learned, and Opportunities x Black vs.

White and Rural vs. Non-rural Infant Mortality Trends in Maryland David A. Mann, MD, PhD, Epidemiologist Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities Octo   Despite pervasive racial disparities in maternal and infant deaths, public attention has only recently focused on this issue as a public health crisis.

15 And the full extent of the crisis is not. CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) aims to accelerate CDC’s health impact in the U.S population and to eliminate health disparities for vulnerable populations as defined by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, geography, gender, age, disability status, risk status related to sex and gender, and among other populations identified to be at-risk for health disparities.

Results The infant mortality rate during the study period was / live births. Neonatal deaths contributed to % of infant deaths and 39% occurred on the first day of life. Birth asphyxia (%) followed by low birth weight (LBW)/prematurity (%) were the most common causes of neonatal death, while infection (%) was the most common cause of post-neonatal by: 5.

Infant mortality disparity difference above is the arithmetic difference between two infant mortality rates. For Measure 1 forit is the African Americans/Africans infant mortality rate () - Whites rate ().

Forit is African Americans/Africans rate () – Latinos rate (). A Standardized Approach for Examining Infant Mortality State Infant Mortality Toolkit 3 D. Geographic Disparities There is significant variation in rates of infant mortality by state (Figure 6).

State-specific rates of infant mortality are highest in the southern United States. Ininfant mortality rates ranged from a high of infant File Size: 1MB. Maternal and newborn health in rural America suffers from a lack of obstetrical care, which is currently at crisis levels.

To address this problem, Senator Tina Smith recently introduced the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act, and the Department of Health and Human Services launched the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies program. Race and infant mortality. The United States may be regarded as having several infant mortality rates: one for the white population, one for the Asian population, one for Native Americans, and another for African Americans.

African American babies are nearly two and a half times more likely to die before their first birthday than are white.

In many of the most impoverished, minority-dominated rural communities, the proclivity to stay put despite poor prospects can be particularly strong.

Combine those who won't leave with those who, for a variety of reasons, can't -- lack of means or connections elsewhere, or family obligations -- and the result is substantial pockets of gnawing Author: Tom Zeller Jr.

Infant mortality. Sociologically, it is the litmus test for a nation’s overall health. Emotionally, it represents unfathomable loss. Of course, nurses and other health care professionals must discuss the issue clinically, distancing themselves from the emotional ramifications. Yet, the shocking but rarely discussed statistics surrounding infant mortality in the United States merit more.

Lack of access to health care may be a root cause of the high incidence of maternal death in rural populations. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, more than half of rural women have to drive over 30 minutes for perinatal services at the nearest hospital.

1 In these areas, access to health care is the first.Healthy Start Initiative. Inthe Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funded 15 urban and rural sites in communities with infant mortality rates that were - times the national average to begin the Healthy Start Initiative. The Importance of Breastfeeding for Minority Women. Breastfeeding is beneficial to almost all mothers and infants, but the benefits may be significantly greater for minority women.

9 Minority women are disproportionately affected by adverse health outcomes, which may improve with breastfeeding. 10 Relative to white women in the United States, African American and Hispanic Cited by: