ERIC Number: ED432382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Health of Montana's Infants. 1996 Montana Special Report No. 1.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies--The Montana Coalition, Helena.
This brief Kids Count report reviews principal adverse birth outcomes that affect the status of infants in Montana, including infant mortality and low birth weight. Statistics and brief summaries are provided in the following areas: (1) infant mortality (on the decline since 1989); (2) low birth rate (remaining steady from 1988 through 1992); (3) race of mother (no significant difference between white and American Indian mothers with regard to infant birth weight or mortality); (4) selective risk factors (the infant mortality rate for women who have maternal risk factors--being unmarried at time of birth, having less than a high school education, and being less than 20 years old--is markedly higher in every category); (5) substance use (of mothers who both smoke and drink during pregnancy, 12.7 percent have infants of low birth weight, more than double the overall rate of 5.8 percent); (6) prenatal care (at-risk mothers who report no prenatal care have the highest rates of low birth weight infants); and (7) infant mortality rates by county for 1993. The report also summarizes Montana outreaches to high-risk women. (EV)
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Child Health, Child Welfare, Infant Mortality, Infants, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Prenatal Influences, Social Indicators, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Well Being
Montana KIDS COUNT Project, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, The Montana Coalition, 316 Fuller Avenue, P.O. Box 876, Helena, MT 59624; Tel: 406-449-8611.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies--The Montana Coalition, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana