Changes in the black-white infant mortality gap from 1983 to 1991 in the United States.

@article{Carmichael1998ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the black-white infant mortality gap from 1983 to 1991 in the United States.},
  author={Suzan L Carmichael and Solomon Iyasu},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={220-7}
}
BACKGROUND The long-standing difference in infant mortality in the United States between black and white infants has increased in recent years. To help identify the cause, we evaluated changes in birthweight distributions (BDs) and birthweight-specific mortality rates (BSMRs) among black and white infants born in the United States between 1983 and 1991. METHODS Using national linked birth and death certificate data, we limited analyses to singleton births that occurred in the United States to… CONTINUE READING

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