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McKenzie_6e_PPT_CH07 - Maternal, Infant, and Child Health...

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Chapter 7 Maternal, Infant, and Child Health KIN 4601 Fall 2010 Deborah S. Dailey, MS
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Maternal, Infant, and Child (MIC) Health The health of women of childbearing age from pre-pregnancy through pregnancy, labor, and delivery, the postpartum period and the health of the child prior to birth through adolescence
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Precursors to High Rates of MIC Morbidity and Mortality - - - - - - - - -
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Many precursors/risk factors can be reduced or prevented with early intervention or educational programs or preventive medical services for women, infants, and children. MIC health statistics are regarded as important indicators of the effectiveness of the disease prevention and health promotion services in a community. © Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc./Blend Images/age fotostock
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Early community efforts provide a positive environment that supports the physical and emotional needs of the woman, infant, and family. Successful efforts reduce the need for more costly medical or social assistance to these same members of society later in their lives.
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Community Health Programs © Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S Mortality Rates Among Infants Less than One Year
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Family and Reproductive Health The family is one of society’s most treasured foundations. Families represent a primary social group that influences and is influenced by other people and establishments. Families are the primary unit in which infants and children are nurtured and supported regarding their healthy development. © Liquid Library
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Family Definitions “A group of two people or more (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including subfamily members) are considered as members of one family.” – U.S. Census Bureau “Two or more persons who are joined together by bonds of sharing and emotional closeness and who identify themselves as being part of a family.” – Friedman
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Research on the Family Increased health risks for infants and children who are raised in single-parent families including:
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Research on the Family Unmarried mothers (compared to married mothers) are more likely to have: In 2004, the percentage of live births to unmarried mothers was 35.8%, or nearly double that of the 18.4% of live births to unmarried women that occurred in 1980.
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McKenzie_6e_PPT_CH07 - Maternal, Infant, and Child Health...

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