Materials and Methods We performed a retrospective cohort analysis using data from to from the California Birth Cohort, which provides birth and death certificate information for all births, fetal deaths, and infant deaths in the state. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. Fetal death ratios in a prospective study compared to state fetal death certificate reporting. Conclusions Mixed race black and white couples face higher odds of prematurity and low birth weight, which appear to contribute to the substantially higher demonstrated risk for stillbirth. Inthe federal government changed vital statistics data collection to allow more than one race or ethnicity for an individual, and multirace reporting has risen gradually since that time.
One study found that compared with white couples, couples with one white and one black parent had a higher relative risk for stillbirth, and couples with two black parents had an even higher risk.
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Birth weight trends among interracial black and white infants. These are external links and will open in a new window. But changes in short-term immigration flows and in fertility patterns can delay those long-term shifts. One reason that the bureau had to delay its claim of a majority-minority newborn population may have been a sharp falloff in births and birth rates after the onset of the Great Recession in Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. Support Center Support Center. Am J Public Health.