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Racial and Neighborhood Disparities in Infant Health (ICPSR 34358)

Principal Investigator(s):


The principal investigators for this project constuct a unique dataset for Philadelphia, which merges information from vital statistics records with Medicaid claims records and individual-level data from publicly funded health centers. The individual-level data are then merged with a rich set of contextual information from multiple sources to create various measures of neighborhood quality, including housing and environmental quality, economic distress, social disorganization, health, and service availability.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   child health, economic conditions, health care services, housing conditions, infants, neighborhood characteristics

Geographic Coverage:   Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigators directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Jennifer F. Culhane

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Drexel University

245 N. 15th St. ms 495

Philadelphia, PA




Irma T. Elo

Department of Sociology

University of Pennsylvania

243 McNeil Bldg

Philadelphia, PA 19104