Understanding Ethnic Disparities of Fetal and Infant Death in Multiple-Gestation Pregnancies

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Understanding Ethnic Disparities of Fetal and Infant Death in Multiple-Gestation Pregnancies

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Title: Understanding Ethnic Disparities of Fetal and Infant Death in Multiple-Gestation Pregnancies
Author: Zoltan, Laura K.
Advisor: Preston, Anne
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 237417 bytes
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: This paper examines how the socioeconomic factors affecting the probability of infant mortality have differential impacts on blacks and whites. Holding age, education, marital status, and infant plurality fixed, blacks still have a greater chance of infant mortality than whites; being black increases the probability of death by 1.53 percentage points. Age has a negative effect on infant mortality. This negative effect is U-shaped for blacks and generally linear for whites. Education proves to have a greater effect in decreasing the probability of death for blacks, but marriage has a greater effect in decreasing the probability of death for whites. Higher-order gestation pregnancies increase the chances of infant mortality more for blacks than whites. Comparing the probability of death between death in-utero and death post-delivery, education and marriage decrease the chance of fetal death more than infant death, while age decreases the chance of infant death more than fetal death. Also, higher-order gestation pregnancies increase infant death more than fetal death.
Subject: Fetal death -- Social aspects
Subject: Infants -- Mortality -- Social aspects
Subject: Mortality and race
Subject: Multiple birth -- Social aspects
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1235

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Zoltan, Laura K.. "Understanding Ethnic Disparities of Fetal and Infant Death in Multiple-Gestation Pregnancies". 2007. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/1235.

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