Rising Disparities in Severe Adverse Birth Outcomes Among Haitians in Québec, Canada, 1981–2006
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.