Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 3, P729-747 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0180 View full text
Xiao Xu, Violanda Grigorescu, Kristine A. Siefert, Jody R. Lori, Scott B. Ransom

Abstract: AbstractThis study examined the economic costs associated with racial disparity in preterm birth and preterm fetal death in Michigan. Linked 2003 Michigan vital statistics and hospital discharge data were used for data analysis. Thirteen percent of the singleton births among non-Hispanic Blacks were before 37 completed weeks of gestation, compared to only 7.7% among non-Hispanic Whites (risk ratio = 1.66, 95% confidence interval: 1.59-1.72; p<0.0001). One thousand one hundred and eighty four non-Hispanic Blac…

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