Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 18th, 2003
The study, conducted by researchers in the School's Center for Human Nutrition (CHN), examined birth outcomes of 1,120 pregnant African-American teens age 17 and younger, living in Baltimore, Maryland, and compared them to national data on their white counterparts.
When compared to pregnant black women of all ages in Maryland, the younger group had almost twice the infant mortality rate (2.3% vs. 1.3%). The...
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