Decrease in infant mortality in New York City after 1989

Henry D. Kalter, Yingjian Na, Patricia O'Campo

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Objectives. This study identified factors contributing to the rapid decline in infant mortality in New York City from 1989 to 1992. Methods. Changes in birthweight distributions and in birthweight/age-, cause-, and birthweight/age/cause-specific mortality rates from 1988/89 (before the mortality reduction) to 1990/91 were identified from New York City vital statistics data. Results. Infant, neonatal, and postneonatal mortality of very-low-birthweight (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)816-820
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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