Social correlates of infant mortality, Lubbock County, Texas, 1965, 1966

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1967-08

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Texas Tech University

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Infant mortality is the most sensitive index we possess of social welfare and of sanitary administration, especially under urban conditions," wrote the noted British medical officer. Sir Arthur Newsholme, in 1910 (1910, p. 2B), In his classic study in infant mortality published in 1925, Robert M. Woodbury (1925, p. 9^) found that low income of the father was the factor primarily responsible for infant death because of the "potent influence" it had over the factors more directly responsible for survival.

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