ERIC Number: ED245826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Infant Mortality. A Report Prepared by the Congressional Research Service for the Use of the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session. Committee Print 98-W.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
This report presents background information and statistical data on the problem of infant mortality. Contents include (1) a discussion of the causes of infant mortality; (2) data on infant mortality and low birth weight; and (3) information on federal programs affecting maternal and child health. Data tables depict infant mortality in terms of urban, state, regional, national, and international norms; and indicate racial and sex differences. Data on low birth weight is specified according to education of mother and extent of prenatal care. Health programs discussed include: Medicaid, the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant; the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children; community health centers; migrant health centers; family planning; the Childhood Immunization Program; the National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Program; and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcholism research activities. A glossary of terms used in the report is provided. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.