Birth defects as an indicator of the health status of Haitian women and their children.

Abstract

This study focuses on the incidence of birth defects among children born to Haitian women in Florida. Analysis of comparative data collected by the Florida Birth Defects Registry indicates a disproportionate rate of birth defects among babies born to Haitian women. Sociocultural and economic characteristics of the Haitian community and their relationship to birth defects are explored. The implications of the findings for public policies that address prenatal care and childbirth- related problems are discussed.

Cite this paper

@article{Beckerman2006BirthDA, title={Birth defects as an indicator of the health status of Haitian women and their children.}, author={Adela Beckerman}, journal={Journal of health & social policy}, year={2006}, volume={22 1}, pages={93-109} }