Monday, July 30, 2007

Racism and low birth weights

There's an interesting research article on AssociatedContent.com about how the cause of low birth weights among African-Americans may be due to racism.

Quoted from the research article:

"David and Collins asked if the participants felt they had been discriminated against when looking for work, in an educational setting, or another situation. They found that participants that felt they had discriminated against had two times the chance of giving birth to a low birth weight baby. Those that felt they had been discriminated in all places had three times the chance of giving birth to a low weight baby."


Make sure to read the article.

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