Infant mortality in Indiana: Perceived beliefs and attitudes of individuals living in the state.

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    • Affiliation:
      Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
      Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts, USA
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    • Abstract:
      The state of Indiana has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the United States. Although state level assessments suggest that numerous social, economic, and environmental factors are the root causes of death for infants, individuals in local communities may have a different perspective of the issue. Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore what individuals currently living in Indiana perceive as important for deceasing infant mortality in Indiana. Study Groups: Two hundred and twenty-one (n = 221) participants from Indiana participated in the research. Methods: A self-administered eight-item survey was used asking participants to provide a brief definition of infant mortality, if Indiana's infant mortality rate was higher than the national average, and their thoughts and ideas for decreasing it. Results: Participants (41.3%) were not aware of Indiana's infant mortality problem. Healthcare organizations were perceived to be the "ideal" space in the community to educate young mothers and families about infant mortality to help decrease it. Conclusions: Understanding knowledge and attitudes can help health educators create strategic alliances in local communities as well as with the state health department to: 1) develop health communication campaigns and 2) improve healthcare policies that influence the health of Indiana's most vulnerable population.
    • Journal Subset:
      Biomedical; Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA
    • ISSN:
      1939-5930
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 101481433
    • Publication Date:
      20190808
    • Publication Date:
      20191107
    • Accession Number:
      137911109
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OBENG, C. et al. Infant mortality in Indiana: Perceived beliefs and attitudes of individuals living in the state. International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health, [s. l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 205–211, 2019. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=137911109&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 12 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Obeng C, Barnes PA, Hunter T, Weinstein M. Infant mortality in Indiana: Perceived beliefs and attitudes of individuals living in the state. International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health. 2019;12(2):205-211. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=137911109&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Accessed December 12, 2019.
    • APA:
      Obeng, C., Barnes, P. A., Hunter, T., & Weinstein, M. (2019). Infant mortality in Indiana: Perceived beliefs and attitudes of individuals living in the state. International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health, 12(2), 205–211. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=137911109&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Obeng, Cecilia, Priscilla A. Barnes, Theresa Hunter, and Melissa Weinstein. 2019. “Infant Mortality in Indiana: Perceived Beliefs and Attitudes of Individuals Living in the State.” International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health 12 (2): 205–11. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=137911109&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Harvard:
      Obeng, C. et al. (2019) ‘Infant mortality in Indiana: Perceived beliefs and attitudes of individuals living in the state’, International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health, 12(2), pp. 205–211. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=137911109&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912 (Accessed: 12 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Obeng, C, Barnes, PA, Hunter, T & Weinstein, M 2019, ‘Infant mortality in Indiana: Perceived beliefs and attitudes of individuals living in the state’, International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 205–211, viewed 12 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Obeng, Cecilia, et al. “Infant Mortality in Indiana: Perceived Beliefs and Attitudes of Individuals Living in the State.” International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health, vol. 12, no. 2, Apr. 2019, pp. 205–211. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=137911109&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Obeng, Cecilia, Priscilla A. Barnes, Theresa Hunter, and Melissa Weinstein. “Infant Mortality in Indiana: Perceived Beliefs and Attitudes of Individuals Living in the State.” International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health 12, no. 2 (April 2019): 205–11. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=137911109&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Obeng C, Barnes PA, Hunter T, Weinstein M. Infant mortality in Indiana: Perceived beliefs and attitudes of individuals living in the state. International Journal of Child & Adolescent Health [Internet]. 2019 Apr [cited 2019 Dec 12];12(2):205–11. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ccm&AN=137911109&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912