Skip to main content

Table 4 Kitagawa decomposition of the observed racial disparities in infant mortality (death per 1000 births)

From: Racial disparities in infant mortality: what has birth weight got to do with it and how large is it?

Decomposition Females Males
  estimate LCI UCI estimate LCI UCI
Mixing Proportion Effect 0.81 (0.67; 0.95) 0.90 (0.72; 1.08)
Rate Effect     
   "Compromised" 1.09 (0.79; 1.37) 2.11 (1.75; 2.48)
   "Normal" 1.90 (1.67; 2.19) 2.08 (1.77; 2.39)
Total Disparity 3.81 (3.53; 4.07) 5.09 (4.81; 5.40)
  1. LCI = lower 95% confidence interval; UCI = upper 95% confidence interval