Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health.

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  • Author(s): Berger, Candyce S.
  • Source:
    Health & Social Work. Nov2001, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p277. 6p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
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    • Abstract:
      The article discusses status of infant mortality in the United States, including a discussion of key issues and future agendas. Infant mortality encompasses two subgroups, namely, neonatal and postneonatal. Several factors continue to be identified with poor birth outcomes, namely, low birthweight, preterm delivery, smoking, substance abuse, maternal age, pregnancy intent, attitudes about pregnancy, stress, poverty and domestic violence. Most of these factors fall within the psychosocial domain, highlighting the important role social work has and will continue to play. Low birthweight (LBW) is considered one of the strongest predictors of infant mortality, with preterm delivery as the greatest predictor of low birthweight. In conclusion, infant mortality and health care disparities have been identified as major health agendas for this country's health institutions and policy makers. During the past three decades, technology has improved infant mortality rates. However, rates of preterm deliveries and LBW infants have not improved, racial disparities in infant mortality continue to exist and inadequate prenatal care is a persistent problem.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      3803
    • ISSN:
      0360-7283
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/hsw/26.4.277
    • Accession Number:
      5615815
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BERGER, C. S. Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health. Health & Social Work, [s. l.], v. 26, n. 4, p. 277, 2001. DOI 10.1093/hsw/26.4.277. 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=heh&AN=5615815&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 5 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Berger CS. Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health. Health & Social Work. 2001;26(4):277. doi:10.1093/hsw/26.4.277.
    • AMA11:
      Berger CS. Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health. Health & Social Work. 2001;26(4):277. doi:10.1093/hsw/26.4.277
    • APA:
      Berger, C. S. (2001). Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health. Health & Social Work, 26(4), 277. https://doi.org/10.1093/hsw/26.4.277
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Berger, Candyce S. 2001. “Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health.” Health & Social Work 26 (4): 277. doi:10.1093/hsw/26.4.277.
    • Harvard:
      Berger, C. S. (2001) ‘Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health’, Health & Social Work, 26(4), p. 277. doi: 10.1093/hsw/26.4.277.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Berger, CS 2001, ‘Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health’, Health & Social Work, vol. 26, no. 4, p. 277, viewed 5 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Berger, Candyce S. “Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health.” Health & Social Work, vol. 26, no. 4, Nov. 2001, p. 277. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/hsw/26.4.277.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Berger, Candyce S. “Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health.” Health & Social Work 26, no. 4 (November 2001): 277. doi:10.1093/hsw/26.4.277.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Berger CS. Infant Mortality: A Reflection of the Quality of Health. Health & Social Work [Internet]. 2001 Nov [cited 2020 Aug 5];26(4):277. 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=heh&AN=5615815&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912