Study: Premature Babies of Color Get Worse CareSeptember 18, 2017 |
by Nicole Wetsman
Babies dubbed “very low birth weight infants” are born at less than three pounds five ounces—about the size of a cantaloupe. They’re typically many weeks premature, and usually have to spend around the first 50 days of their lives in a neonatal intensive care unit.
These babies already start off behind the curve, and the medical care they receive in the NICU is critical to ensure that they grow and thrive. But according to a new study, race and ethnicity might play a role in the attention they receive there.