Inconsistencies in coding of race and ethnicity between birth and death in US infants. A new look at infant mortality, 1983 through 1985.

@article{Hahn1992InconsistenciesIC,
  title={Inconsistencies in coding of race and ethnicity between birth and death in US infants. A new look at infant mortality, 1983 through 1985.},
  author={R. A. Hahn and Joseph Mulinare and Steven M. Teutsch},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1992},
  volume={267 2},
  pages={259-63}
}
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the consistency of the racial and ethnic classification of US infants between birth and death and its impact on infant mortality rates. SUBJECTS All US infants born from 1983 through 1985 who died within a year. DESIGN We used the national linked birth/infant-death computer tape, augmented with information on infants' race and ethnicity at death, to compare the coding of race and Hispanic ethnicity at birth and at death. We also assessed infant mortality rates by race… CONTINUE READING

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