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Indigenous Newborn Care

Sayers, S. M. (2009). Indigenous Newborn Care. Pediatric Clinics of North America,56(6):1243-1261.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID M00002xPUB13
Title Indigenous Newborn Care
Author Sayers, S. M.
Journal Name Pediatric Clinics of North America
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 56
Issue Number 6
ISSN 0031-3955   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1243
End Page 1261
Total Pages 19
Place of Publication US
Publisher WB Saunders Co.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Infant mortality and morbidity disparities occur between non-Indigenous and Indigenous populations of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Neonatal mortality is due to high-risk births, which vary according to prevalence of the maternal risk factors of smoking, alcohol consumption, infection, and disorders of nutritional status, whereas postneonatal mortality is predominantly influenced by environmental factors. Aside from changing socioeconomic conditions, a continuum of maternal and child health care is likely to be the most effective measure in reducing these health disparities.
 
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