(Abstracted from JAMA Pediatr 2018;172(11):1061–1069)
Racial/ethnic disparity in neonatal mortality associated with the increased risk of very preterm birth among black infants is well documented. However, racial/ethnic disparities in severe neonatal morbidities among very preterm infants are less studied, despite the association of these morbidities with long-term health disparities.
Blavatnik Family Women's Health Research Institute (T.J., A.B., E.A.H.) and Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science (T.J., E.A.H.) and Population Health Science and Policy (T.J., J.Z., N.N.E., A.B., E.A.H.), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; Inserm UMR 1153, Obstetrical, Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology Research Team (Epopé), Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Sorbonne Paris Cité, DHU Risks in Pregnancy, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France (J.Z.); University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (N.A.); and University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA (P.H.)