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Neonatal mortality is higher in US hospitals with higher proportion of black babies

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7528.1291 (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1291
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Mortality among neonates is significantly higher in hospitals that have a higher percentage of very low birthweight babies who are black, a study has found.

    The researchers found that neonatal mortality was higher among black and white infants at hospitals where 35% of very low birthweight infants were black than at hospitals where less than 15% of very low birthweight infants were black (American Journal of Public Health 2005;95:2206-12).

    Leo Morales, the lead author …

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