In Missouri, how do infants born to Hispanic mothers compare with those born to Anglo and African-American women?
Between 1990 and 2000, because of the increased immigration of Hispanics into Missouri, Hispanic births increased by 2.5 fold. Changes in birth outcomes for Hispanic women were more similar to those for Anglo women than for African-American women in terms of infant birth weights and infant gestational ages at birth. However, Hispanic women had greater increases in fetal deaths than either of the other two groups.
Source: Lynn Blinn Pike, Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, May 13, 2009