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The purpose of this study is to estimate rates of suicide and homicide death among pregnant, postpartum and non-pregnant/non-postpartum women ages 14–44, and to determine comparative rates of violent death for pregnant and/or postpartum women compared to non-pregnant/non-postpartum women. North Carolina surveillance and vital statistics data from 2004 to(More)
Objectives: Infants who are primarily breastfed have been shown to have fewer episodes of infections such as otitis media, upper respiratory infection, and gastrointestinal disorders. Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce illness, saving health care dollars. This study examines breastfeeding trends over time and identifies demographic, maternal, infant,(More)
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