Adverse birth outcomes — including premature births, low birth weight babies and babies who are small for their gestational age — are more likely to occur in neighborhoods that were once redlined, finds a new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers. The results indicate that past discriminatory housing practices may be partly to blame for the disparities in infant and maternal health faced by people of color in the US.
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