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Demography (2007) 44 (3): 441–457.
Published: 01 August 2007
... immigrants, resulting in artificially low recorded death rates for the Mexican-origin population. In this paper, we calculate detailed age-specific infant mortality rates by maternal race/ethnicity and nativity for two important reasons: (1) it is extremely unlikely that women of Mexican origin would migrate...
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Demography (1989) 26 (2): 335–343.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Richard G. Rogers Abstract This article examines ethnic differences in cause-specific infant mortality, using linked birth and infant death records from a cohort of New Mexican singleton infants, 1980–1983. The research, which applies log-linear analysis, focuses on the combined influences of...
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Demography (2014) 51 (2): 367–386.
Published: 04 February 2014
... opportunities for follow-up care, such as home visits by nurses and the establishment of health clinics, reduced infant deaths more than did classes and conferences. These interventions were particularly effective for nonwhites, a population with limited access to physicians and medical care. Although limited...
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Demography (1998) 35 (4): 509–517.
Published: 01 November 1998
... compare their findings for the 1987 U.S. birth cohort with findings for the 1988 U.S. birth cohort, using linked birth and infant death vital statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics. I focus on their calculation of fetal growth curves, which are highly at odds with the curves commonly...
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Demography (1990) 27 (3): 413–430.
Published: 01 August 1990
...Isaac W. Eberstein; Charles B. Nam; Robert A. Hummer Abstract We examine infant mortality among the 1980–1982 live birth cohorts in the state of Florida, specific to five categories of underlying cause of death: infections, perinatal conditions, delivery complications, congenital malformations, and...
Published: 22 May 2020
Fig. 1 Proportions of disadvantaged mothers and proportions of infant deaths born to disadvantaged mothers, by race, 1983–2013. Disadvantaged mothers are defined as those who are unmarried and who have less than 12 years of education when giving birth. The infant mortality disadvantage index More
Published: 19 July 2019
Fig. 2 Infant deaths due to malformations and disease, expressed as a share per 1,000 live births during current month, 1914–1925. The shaded vertical bars represents the period October–December 1918. Source: Sveriges Officiella Statistik: Befolkningsrörelsen 1914–1925 and Dodsorsaker 1914 More
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Demography (1997) 34 (3): 399–409.
Published: 01 August 1997
...Kathryn A. Sowards Abstract Linked death and birth records from San Antonio, Texas reveal that infectious infant mortality is increasingly a function of premature birth and low birth weight. Between 1935 and 1944, 4% of infectious infant deaths had associated causes involving prematurity and...
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Demography (1996) 33 (3): 329–339.
Published: 01 August 1996
...Stan Becker; Youssef Waheeb; Bothaina El-Deeb; Nagwa Khallaf; Robert Black Abstract To evaluate the completeness of registration of infant and child deaths in Egypt, reinterviews were conducted with families who had reported a death of a child under age 5 in the five years before the survey for two...
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Demography (1999) 36 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 February 1999
... evidence at one level is consistent with evidence at other levels. Wefirst examine aggregate cross-country information over several decades, a type of data typically used in past research on the topic. We also examine yearly series of births, deaths, infant deaths, and socioeconomic indicators for selected...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 615–635.
Published: 17 October 2012
... infant mortality. Overall, our results are consistent with the view that the decrease in infant death by socioeconomic level is not mediated by improved birth weight. Interventions targeting birth weight may not result in lower infant mortality. 24 8 2012 17 10 2012 © Population...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 495–520.
Published: 10 October 2012
...Daniel A. Powers Abstract I reexamine the epidemiological paradox of lower overall infant mortality rates in the Mexican-origin population relative to U.S.-born non-Hispanic whites using the 1995–2002 U.S. NCHS linked cohort birth-infant death files. A comparison of infant mortality rates among U.S...
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Demography (1977) 14 (4): 391–409.
Published: 01 November 1977
...John Knodel; Hallie Kintner Abstract A major assumption of the biometric analysis of infant mortality as developed by Bourgeois-Pichat is that the age structure of infant deaths after the first month of life is virtually constant across time and cultures. Reanalysis of results from studies which...
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Demography (2018) 55 (6): 2001–2024.
Published: 02 November 2018
... States for 1915–1940 using recently released complete count decennial census microdata combined with the counts of infant deaths from published sources. We check the veracity of our estimates with a major birth registration study completed in conjunction with the 1940 decennial census and find that the...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2004) 41 (4): 773–800.
Published: 01 November 2004
...W. Parker Frisbie; Seung-eun Song; Daniel A. Powers; Julie A. Street Abstract Although substantial declines in infant mortality rates have occurred across racial/ethnic groups, there has been a marked increase in relative black-white disparity in the risk of infant death over the past two decades...
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Demography (2000) 37 (4): 489–498.
Published: 01 November 2000
... using data from the 1989–1991 NCHS linked birth/infant death files. Finally, we discuss future applications and methodological issues to be resolved in subsequent research. 8 2 2011 © Population Association of America 2000 2000 Birth Weight Infant Mortality Birth Outcome Normal...
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Demography (2020) 57 (3): 979–1005.
Published: 22 May 2020
...Fig. 1 Proportions of disadvantaged mothers and proportions of infant deaths born to disadvantaged mothers, by race, 1983–2013. Disadvantaged mothers are defined as those who are unmarried and who have less than 12 years of education when giving birth. The infant mortality disadvantage index...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (1984) 21 (3): 309–321.
Published: 01 August 1984
...Isaac W. Eberstein; Jan Reese Parker Abstract This research examines racial disparities in infant mortality, overall and separately according to cause of death. Using linked birth and death records for the 1975 cohort of live births in Florida, racial differences are initially described and then...
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Demography (1973) 10 (3): 367–382.
Published: 01 August 1973
... plausible reason for late registration may be the increased outward movement of Indians from their reserves. Indirect methods are used to adjust the number of births and infant deaths reported annually since 1960. On the basis of the adjusted data, vital rates for the Canadian Indians are calculated for the...
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Demography (2019) 56 (4): 1349–1370.
Published: 03 July 2019
... heterogeneity is controlled for, intervals shorter than 36 months substantially increase the probability of infant death. However, the importance of birth intervals as a determinant of infant mortality varies inversely with maternal education and the strength of the relationship varies regionally. Finally, we...
Includes: Supplementary data