risk factors are much riskier.
Although the white IMR in the U.S. stands next to that of developed nations such as New Zealand, the black IMR is more similar to countries with fewer resources like Thailand, Romania, Grenada and the Bahamas.
The report found that the black-white disparity is not contingent on the mother’s education level, in fact, the gap is even greater for those with a master’s degree or higher. Most surprisingly, it’s highest for black mothers with a doctorate or professional degree.
This could be attributed to the fact that people that are in more discriminatory environments have higher levels of stress and prolonged stress, which may contribute to the infant mortality gap. The report explained that stress is bad for the body in general, but particularly during pregnancy.
“Research has shown the experience of discrimination having an