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RACIAL DIVIDE PERSISTS IN MICHIGAN’S INFANT MORTALITY RATE

Mathis, Jo (2011) RACIAL DIVIDE PERSISTS IN MICHIGAN’S INFANT MORTALITY RATE. Bridge Magazine .

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Abstract

For nearly 30 years, Michigan has been reducing its infant mortality rate. Still, as of 2009, a black infant in Michigan is three times more likely to die than a white baby, according to the latest statistics from 2009. In fact, the mortality rate for black infants in Michigan for 2009 (15.5 per 1,000 live births) is roughly the same today as for white infants in 1973 (15.2). In the last decade, infant mortality rates for white infants have decreased from 5.9 to 5.4. “We’re glad that our infant mortality rates have gone down, but we are still ranked 40th…


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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Policy
Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors
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    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 13:45
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 13:45
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3532

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