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Tackling Infant Mortality Rates Among Blacks

Williams, Timothy (2011) Tackling Infant Mortality Rates Among Blacks. New York Times.

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Abstract

Amanda Ralph is the kind of woman whose babies are prone to die. She is young and poor and dropped out of school after the ninth grade. But there is also an undeniable link between Ms. Ralph’s race — she is black — and whether her baby will survive: nationally, black babies are more than twice as likely as white babies to die before the age of 1. Here in Pittsburgh, the rate is five times. So, seven months into her first pregnancy, Ms. Ralph, 20, is lying on a couch at home as a nurse from a federally financed program listens…


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
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    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 12:29
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2011 12:29
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/3370

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