Infant Health: Race, Risk, and Residence

James W. Collins*, Nancy Fisher Schulte

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The prevalence of disadvantages among individual African Americans does not fully explain their poor birth outcomes, nor is there a biological vulnerability specific to African- Americans. This chapter looks beyond individual attributes and explores where and how African-American women live in an effort to understand these enduring inequalities. It focuses on the residents of Chicago, the third most segregated city in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeighborhoods and Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199865505
ISBN (Print)9780195138382
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • African American women
  • Chicago
  • Infant mortality
  • Public health
  • Racial segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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