Adolescent pregnancy and infant mortality: isolating the effects of race.

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  • Author(s): Davis RA;Davis RA
  • Source:
    Adolescence [Adolescence] 1988 Winter; Vol. 23 (92), pp. 899-908.
  • Publication Type:
    Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Source:
      Publisher: Libra Publishers Country of Publication: United States NLM ID: 0123667 Publication Model: Print Cited Medium: Print ISSN: 0001-8449 (Print) Linking ISSN: 00018449 NLM ISO Abbreviation: Adolescence Subsets: MEDLINE
    • Publication Information:
      Original Publication: Roslyn Heights, NY : Libra Publishers
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Researchers continue to accept the untested assumption that the difference between black and white infant mortality rates is largely attributable to race-linked differences in teenage pregnancies (Wise, 1984). The basic notion is that the inordinately high black teenage pregnancy rate (because of its association with low birth weight births) accounts for this difference. This paper tests this key assumption directly and finds only partial support for it. It then argues that the key to the black-white difference in infant mortality is poverty, not teenage pregnancy. Using data from the state of North Carolina, the results suggest that poverty, not race, plays the crucial role in infant mortality.
    • Contributed Indexing:
      Indexing Agency: CPFH Local ID #: 24349cr988. Indexing Agency: POP Local ID #: 00182973.
      Keywords: Adolescent Pregnancy*; Adolescents; Adolescents, Female*; Age Factors; Americas; Biology; Birth Weight*; Blacks*; Body Weight; Comparative Studies*; Correlation Studies*; Cultural Background; Data Analysis*; Demographic Factors; Developed Countries; Developing Countries; Economic Factors; Ethnic Groups*; Fertility; Infant Mortality*; Low Birth Weight*; Low Income Population*; Mortality; North America; North Carolina; Northern America*; Physiology; Population; Population Characteristics; Population Dynamics; Poverty*; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Outcomes*; Reproduction; Reproductive Behavior; Research Methodology; Research Report*; Social Class; Socioeconomic Factors; Socioeconomic Status*; Statistical Studies; Studies; United States; Youth
      Note: An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, August-September, 1986 Note: TJ: ADOLESCENCE.
    • Publication Date:
      Date Created: 19880101 Date Completed: 19890417 Latest Revision: 20181130
    • Publication Date:
      20181210
    • Accession Number:
      3232576
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DAVIS, R. A. Adolescent pregnancy and infant mortality: isolating the effects of race. Adolescence, [s. l.], v. 23, n. 92, p. 899–908, 1988. 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=mdc&AN=3232576&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 23 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Davis RA. Adolescent pregnancy and infant mortality: isolating the effects of race. Adolescence. 1988;23(92):899-908. 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=mdc&AN=3232576&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Accessed January 23, 2020.
    • APA:
      Davis, R. A. (1988). Adolescent pregnancy and infant mortality: isolating the effects of race. Adolescence, 23(92), 899–908. 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=mdc&AN=3232576&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Davis, R A. 1988. “Adolescent Pregnancy and Infant Mortality: Isolating the Effects of Race.” Adolescence 23 (92): 899–908. 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=mdc&AN=3232576&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Harvard:
      Davis, R. A. (1988) ‘Adolescent pregnancy and infant mortality: isolating the effects of race’, Adolescence, 23(92), pp. 899–908. 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=mdc&AN=3232576&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912 (Accessed: 23 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Davis, RA 1988, ‘Adolescent pregnancy and infant mortality: isolating the effects of race’, Adolescence, vol. 23, no. 92, pp. 899–908, viewed 23 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Davis, R. A. “Adolescent Pregnancy and Infant Mortality: Isolating the Effects of Race.” Adolescence, vol. 23, no. 92, 1988, pp. 899–908. 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=mdc&AN=3232576&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Davis, R A. “Adolescent Pregnancy and Infant Mortality: Isolating the Effects of Race.” Adolescence 23, no. 92 (1988): 899–908. 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=mdc&AN=3232576&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Davis RA. Adolescent pregnancy and infant mortality: isolating the effects of race. Adolescence [Internet]. 1988 [cited 2020 Jan 23];23(92):899–908. 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=mdc&AN=3232576&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912