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In Missouri, how are Hispanic mothers doing in terms of health risks compare with those of Anglo and African-American mothers?

Compared to changes in Anglo and African-American mothers in Missouri between 1994 and 1999, Hispanic mothers had: 

  • the greatest decline in smoking during pregnancy, 
  • a greater decline in their teen pregnancy rate than Anglo mothers, 
  • the greatest increase in the number of high school dropouts, 
  • the greatest increase in the number of women with inadequate prenatal care, and 
  • had the greatest increases in the use of assistance from Medicaid, WIC, and food stamps.



Source: Lynn Blinn Pike, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia






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