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Infant Mortality Differentials among Hispanic Groups in Florida

Citation

Hummer, Robert A.; Eberstein, Isaac W.; & Nam, Charles B. (1992). Infant Mortality Differentials among Hispanic Groups in Florida. Social Forces, 70(4), 1055-75.

Abstract

This article examines infant mortality differentials among Hispanic groups using linked birth-death certificate data from the 1980–1982 birth cohorts in Florida. Findings indicate some large differentials between groups in rates of infant mortality for both endogenous and exogenous causes of death, with Puerto Ricans and Mexicans having higher rates than Cubans and other Hispanics from each set of causes. Results also show that controlling for background and intervening variables of the infant mortality process explains a portion of the mortality differentials, while interactions between Hispanic origin and independent variables suggest some unique relationships between ethnic origin and explanatory factors. Factors that might aid in the further explanation of the infant mortality differentials between groups are discussed.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sf/70.4.1055

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Social Forces

Author(s)

Hummer, Robert A.
Eberstein, Isaac W.
Nam, Charles B.

Year Published

1992

Volume Number

70

Issue Number

4

Pages

1055-75

Reference ID

8368