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    families experience the death of an infant in Buncombe County. Thirteen infants died in 2012 and in 2013 the number increased to 27, making our infant death rate higher than state and national averages. Buncombe County’s infant mortality rate is nearly double for African American babies than white babies. September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month and with that, we want the community to have a more complete picture of the factors associated with infant mortality and what we are doing to prevent infant deaths. If we are to be successful, certain conditions need to exist to help more babies reach their first birthday. The data collected through the Buncombe County Community Health Assessment tells us that preconception health is…

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    Infant mortality rates are a terrible thing to look at. The city of Milwaukee for example, had 25% of Wisconsin’s infant deaths in the year 2010. Even though the number of births and the number of infant deaths has been declining in Milwaukee, it is still a serous problem. Between the years of 2009-2011, Milwaukee had a total of 205 stillbirths and 318 infant births. With the black population having the highest total infant mortality rate at 14.0 per 1,000 deaths. That is more than triple the…

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    leading into the nineteenth century. Nearly all of the Schwartz men are labeled as fishermen or peasant farmers, so their relatively large family sizes make economical sense in that many children were needed in order to help make ends meet. Another explanation for the large family size is the high rates of infant mortality (see Graph G.), since many children would be hard pressed to survive to their fifth birthday, much less marry. Indeed, the commonalty of the names Tobias, Johannes, and…

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    Infant mortality is one of the important and widely used health indicators in the United State. While the definite cause of the infant mortality is still unknown, there are factors that are associated with the infant death. By looking at the trends between the trends between 1960 and 1995, we learn about many of these factors. Infant mortality rate declined slowly from 1960 to 1964, perhaps that is because the gap in mortality between black and white infants narrowed dramatically in this time…

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    upgrading technology, infant mortality rates in the U.S. and other developed countries have progressively decreased throughout the 20th century. Hospitals created neonatal critical care facilities for infants developed with health issues. Women start by absorbing folate nutrients to reduce the incidence of specific birth deficiencies and pediatricians’ erudite effective sleeping arrangement for newborns to impede “sudden infant death syndrome” (Williams),which is also known as SIDS. And in…

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    This framework is an explanatory, active and interactive type which attempts to identify and explain the issues that have caused and continue to be causative agents in the increase rates of infant mortality in the African American community. I designed two frameworks; one is symbolic of an egg. It has several layers around the fetus to protect it and increase its chances of survival. It has been noted by Mac Dorman and Matthews in their article Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the…

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    disparities of infant mortality and how others are handling the current infant mortality rates and its contributing factors. The World Health Organization definition of infant mortality is the number of deaths per 1,000 live birth within the first year of life. This is an ongoing struggle that have experienced great progress within the past 50 years in the United States; however, it is not where it should be for a developed nation. The National Vital Statistics Report ranked the United States…

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    research for this paper, I determined that there is a high infant mortality rate among African-American women in the United States. According to a National Vital Statistics Report, United States is ranked the highest among all countries in the world for infant mortality rate (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014). Statistics have also shown that infant mortality rate is the highest among African-Americans both statewide and nationwide and also including Franklin County, where I…

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    decrease infant mortality, our group assessed the leading causes of death and focused on potential solutions that addressed those specific causes. In 2013, 61% of deaths of children under the age of five were due to neonatal care. Neonatal death is associated with events surrounding delivery, pregnancy, and neonatal care following birth. These deaths are closely linked to the place of delivery, care provided at delivery, and quality of in-hospital medical care. The majority of the neonatal…

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    reach their first birthday, it is defined as infant mortality. It is estimated that over 23,000 infants died in the United States in the year 2013. This number was calculated by using the IMR or the infant mortality rate. The IMR is calculated using the estimate number of infant deaths per one-thousand live births. According to the CDC, for every one-thousand babies that are born, six of them will die within their first year of life. The five major causes that lead to infant mortality include…

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