One of the ways researchers assess the health of populations is to examine the health of mothers and infants during and immediately after pregnancy. There are many ways to measure the health of mothers and infants. We are interested in tracking the maternal and infant health (MIH) outcomes that may have some relationship with the environment. We track outcomes in four major categories.
Additional information about MIH is provided here. To learn more, select a topic below and use the left side bar to navigate.
- Prematurity and Growth Retardation: Prematurity and growth retardation are commonly used measures of maternal and infant health. Both conditions are preventable to varying degrees...more
- Infant and Fetal Mortality: Worldwide, the first year is one of the most vulnerable periods of human life. Even in relatively wealthy societies, contrasts in infant death rates between rich and poor can be stark...more
- Population Fertility: Scientists have recently become concerned that aspects of our environment may be playing a role in reducing fertility at the population level, although methods to assess this phenomenon are still being explored...more
- Sex Ratio at Birth: Researchers have consistently found that the ratio of male to female newborns has changed over time and can vary from place-to-place. This observation has raised the possibility this ratio could serve as an indicator of ...more
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