Neonatal mortality is higher in US hospitals with higher proportion of black babiesBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7528.1291 (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1291
- David Spurgeon
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 …