ERIC Number: ED374898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-17
Reference Count: N/A
Infant Mortality: District Profiles for the Congressional Black Caucus, 102nd Congress. Report for the Congressional Black Caucus.
National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.
This report provides an overview of infant mortality rates in congressional districts represented by members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). The 1989 or 1990 mortality rates for Blacks and Whites for the 25 districts represented by CBC members are presented, as well as rates for the overall population. An appendix provides data on Black, White, and overall mortality rates in the United States from 1970 through 1989, and infant mortality, low birth weight, and prenatal care by race and state for 1989. The report notes that in 1989, the infant mortality rate among Blacks was 17.7 per 1,000 live births, while the rate for Whites was 8.2. Whereas infant mortality rates for both Blacks and Whites have dropped by 50 percent since 1970, the ratio between the 2 rates has remained unchanged. (MDM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States