Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Factors affecting infant mortality
by Jayachandra, Vaishnavi, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 44; 1585806
Abstract (Summary)

Infant mortality rate has long been an important factor when measuring a country's overall health status. The lower the infant mortality rate the better the country's health status. This study examines the variation of infant mortality in Hispanic/Latinos, Black/African Americans, and Medicaid beneficiaries in the United States. Secondary data was drawn from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey for the year 2011-2012. Results of the study did not reveal or support the demographic or socioeconomic factors that influence the outcome of infant mortality. Future research should include data from the neo-natal intensive care unit, and not just the emergency department, where infant mortality is better recorded.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sinay, Tony, Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Erylana, Erylana
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health education, Health care management
Keywords: Ethnic disparities in IMR, Infant mortality, Infant mortality rate, Insurance in IMR, NHAMCS, Racial disparities in IMR
Publication Number: 1585806
ISBN: 978-1-321-65176-8
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