Table 4

Kitagawa decomposition of the observed racial disparities in infant mortality (death per 1000 births)

Decomposition

Females

Males




estimate

LCI UCI

estimate

LCI UCI

Mixing Proportion Effect

0.81

(0.67; 0.95)

0.90

(0.72; 1.08)

Rate Effect

"Compromised"

1.09

(0.79; 1.37)

2.11

(1.75; 2.48)

"Normal"

1.90

(1.67; 2.19)

2.08

(1.77; 2.39)

Total Disparity

3.81

(3.53; 4.07)

5.09

(4.81; 5.40)


LCI = lower 95% confidence interval; UCI = upper 95% confidence interval

Gage et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-86

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