Lorie W Chesnut

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This article presents health disparities and social inequities that may underlie adverse outcomes for childbearing women and infants in the United States. It also presents Internet-accessible databases that nurses can use to assess maternal and infant health disparities at a national or state level. Such assessments are basic to planning programs to address(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Furthermore, intimate partner problems are amid the top precipitating circumstances among suicide decedents. The aim of this study was to determine circumstantial associations of intimate partner problem-related suicides in suicide decedents in Kentucky. METHODS All suicides that(More)
BACKGROUND Greater epidemiologic understanding of the relationships among fetal-infant mortality and its prognostic factors, including birthweight, could have vast public health implications. A key step toward that understanding is a realistic and tractable framework for analyzing birthweight distributions and fetal-infant mortality. The present paper is(More)
BACKGROUND Greater epidemiologic understanding of the relationships among fetal-infant mortality and its prognostic factors, including birthweight, could have vast public health implications. A key step toward that understanding is a realistic and tractable framework for analyzing birthweight distributions and fetal-infant mortality. The present paper is(More)
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