Medical school is a wonderful place to have a baby, but if your child is a physician or a nurse practitioner, the odds are good they won’t be as well off as they could be, a new study suggests.
The study of more than 20,000 babies, babies born to American parents in the U.S. between 2011 and 2016, finds that if parents had had the same income as those born to parents with a high school education or less, their babies would be twice as likely to survive to an age where they could expect to live.
The report was published online in the journal Pediatrics, and it shows the same pattern holds true for those born after a high-school diploma or less.
“I think we can all agree that it’s really important for parents to know where their children are going,” said co-author Dr. Julie Mather, a professor of pediatrics and child health at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a pediatrician in the Children’s Department at Childrens.
“If we want to prevent premature deaths and improve outcomes for all children, we need to know how the parents of these babies are doing.”
The findings are based on data from the U,N.F.D.D., a United Nations Population Fund-funded study of the health of nearly 1.2 billion people worldwide.
The U.N. figures show that children born to middle-income countries are almost as likely as those from low- and middle-class countries to live to an average of 17 years old.
But the data also shows that the U.,N.N., and the World Health Organization all found that low-income mothers are far less likely to have the resources needed to raise their children than they are to have them live long enough to be of any use.
“It’s really not surprising that people who are low income are going to be less likely than people who aren’t to have children of any kind,” Mather said.
The authors say the new study is the first to show that low income and poor parents have a very different health picture.
They say there is a need for more research to understand what factors are related to low birth weight, low birth survival, and mortality.
The findings also come as a growing number of American women have gone to a prenatal clinic, which is considered a safe place for parents and children to get prenatal care, Mather noted.
There is also a growing awareness among the American public of the risks associated with high birth weight and premature births.
In the United States, maternal mortality is higher than in any other country, and in the first quarter of 2020, the number of births to mothers who had low birth weights was the highest it had been since 1970.
Mather said the new research shows that many factors can affect the outcomes of babies born at low birthweight, including social and economic conditions, maternal health, and a wide range of factors, including genetics.
“You’re not just talking about the mother being anemic, you’re also talking about socioeconomic conditions,” Mampoulas said.
“What are the risks of low birthweights?
How are they related to other factors that can be affecting health, including stress, smoking, and exposure to toxins and pathogens?
And what are the risk factors that might contribute to high birthweight?”
The researchers say more research is needed to determine what these factors are, but the most important question to answer is what happens when mothers do not have access to care, whether they have access, or if they do not need care.
“We know that access to healthcare is one of the most effective preventative measures for reducing maternal mortality and infant mortality,” Midds said.
“But how can we get parents to have access if they don’t have access?”