Infant Health: Race, Risk, and Residence

James W. Collins, Jr. and Nancy Fisher Schulte

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195138382
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865505 | DOI:
Infant Health: Race, Risk, and Residence

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The prevalence of disadvantages among individual African Americans does not fully explain their poor birth outcomes, nor is there a biological vulnerability specific to African-Americans. This chapter looks beyond individual attributes and explores where and how African-American women live in an effort to understand these enduring inequalities. It focuses on the residents of Chicago, the third most segregated city in the United States.

Keywords: African American women; infant mortality; public health; Chicago; racial segregation

Chapter.  3448 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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