Accession Number:

ADA350735

Title:

Patterns of Infant Mortality in Texas' Triethnic Population During 1993 Through 1995.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

This study evaluated the patterns of infant mortality in relation to birth weight, gestational and maternal age, parity, and prenatal care in Texas triethnic population from 1993 through 1995 using Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics data. A similar study was conducted by Verrier et al. 1994 using data compiled by the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics from 1984 through 1986. Verrier et al. 1994 found that the overall infant mortality rate IMR was 8.4 per 1000 live births. For Anglo, Hispanic and Black births, the IMRs were 7.4, 7.8 and 13.4 respectively. This study found that the overall MR during 1993 through 1995 was 6.2. IMR was 5.5, 5.7 and 11.2 for Anglo, Hispanic and Black births respectively. The Texas Health Objective for the year 2000 included reducing the overall IMR from 8.0 in 1990 to less than 7.0 by the year 2000. This objective has been met. However, the IMR disparity among ethnic groups continues, as similarly described by Verrier et al. 1994.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE