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April 30, 2018

Putting the “Mother” Back into Maternal and Infant Health

In the United States, women are dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth at a higher rate than other industrialized nations, and the rate is increasing. Understanding this issue is complex; even just understanding the terminology describing deaths and complications related to pregnancy and childbirth is quite an undertaking. It’s important to understand it...

July 7, 2017

Low Birth Weight and Prematurity in Ohio: A Multivariate Analysis

Low Birth Weight and Prematurity in Ohio: A Multivariate Analysis Joseph Ahern, Research Fellow July 7, 2017 This paper follows up on a report published by The Center for Community Solutions in November, 2016, Birth Outcomes in Ohio, 2010-2014. This paper examines demographic and clinical correlates of low birth weight and prematurity among births in...

November 7, 2016

Birth Outcomes in Ohio, 2010‐2014

Birth Outcomes in Ohio, 2010‐2014 Joseph Ahern Fellow, Applied Research November, 2016 Ohio’s infant mortality rate in 2013, 7.33 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, ranked 45th among all states, and was 21 percent above the national average of 5.96. In addition, infant mortality among African Americans was more than twice the rate among Whites....