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Prenatal care discriminates against black women in US

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 29 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:290
  1. J Roberts

    Black pregnant women in the US get less advice on the effects of smoking and drinking alcohol in pregnancy than white women, says a paper published jointly by the National Center for Health Statistics, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Minnesota. The US ranks 25th among nations in its infant mortality, with almost 40 000 infants dying before their 1st birthday. The infants of black women are 2.4 times more …

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