CDC finds racial differences in neonatal mortality from heart defects

09/24/2010 | United Press International

A CDC report found that neonatal deaths caused by congenital heart defects were 30% lower among premature babies born to black mothers compared with those born to white women. However, black infants born at full term had a 20% higher mortality due to cardiovascular defects than their white counterparts. The report said further research is needed to explain the disparities.

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