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The Resource Why are U.S. infants still dying? : understanding the underlying trends of the infant mortality rate in the United States, by Morgan Hardy

Why are U.S. infants still dying? : understanding the underlying trends of the infant mortality rate in the United States, by Morgan Hardy

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Why are U.S. infants still dying? : understanding the underlying trends of the infant mortality rate in the United States
Title
Why are U.S. infants still dying?
Title remainder
understanding the underlying trends of the infant mortality rate in the United States
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by Morgan Hardy
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eng
Summary
While a substantial body of research has been dedicated to understanding and addressing the chief causes of infant mortality in the developing world, far less has been done to analyze infant mortality trends in developed nations. The U.S. infant mortality rate (IMR) is of particular interest because it consistently lags behind most other developed nations, despite having one of the highest GDPs per capita and the highest concentration of health care resources of any nation. This project will examine the factors which may contribute to this troubling trend, including maternal health and access to care. We use regression analysis to study health data for the U.S. and the 33 other OECD countries, exploring how differences in teen pregnancy, smoking, drinking, and access to care between the U.S. and other developed nations may partially account for the abnormally high U.S. IMR. We also analyze the IMR within the U.S., using a large data set of birth and death records. We utilize logit regressions as well as nearest neighbor propensity score matching to estimate the effect of factors like prenatal care and teen pregnancy. Our findings suggest that prenatal care has a definite measurable impact on infant mortality rates, while teen pregnancy does not. This paper provides impetus for increasing access to prenatal care within the U.S. as a way to help reduce infant mortality
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UPB
Dissertation note
Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University, 2013.
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no index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Why are U.S. infants still dying? : understanding the underlying trends of the infant mortality rate in the United States, by Morgan Hardy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-34)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 36 leaves
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn887021739
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Why are U.S. infants still dying? : understanding the underlying trends of the infant mortality rate in the United States, by Morgan Hardy
Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-34)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vi, 36 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn887021739

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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