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Snapshot of Premature Births and Infant Mortality in Galveston County

Snapshot of Premature Births and Infant Mortality in Galveston County

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Snapshot of Premature Births and Infant Mortality in Galveston County

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  1. Snapshot of Premature Births and Infant Mortality in Galveston County Dana Wiltz-Beckham, DVM Chief Epidemiologist

  2. Galveston County 1999-2002 • 18% of ALL births were to Black women. • 28% of PREMATURE births were to Black women.

  3. Texas 1999-2002 • 11% of ALL births were to Black women. • 16% of PREMATURE births were to Black women.

  4. Infant Mortality 108 total deaths among children <1 year of age for 1999-2002 in Galveston County

  5. Infant Mortality Link to Premature Births • CDC: Premature births was the major reason of 3% rise in US infant mortality (2002). • Rise related to advancements in technology and neonatal care. • Other causes: hospital reporting, maternal anemia, chronic high blood pressure, diabetes.