Birth weight

Racial differences in birth weight

In this project Kini Luo and I analyzed and visualized data of over 2 million births given in the US in 2014.

animation of two histograms comparing weight of black and white newborns

Birth weight is a strong predictor of achievement, mental and physical health conditions. Our analysis confirmed the existence of striking racial differences in birth weight disadvantaging black newborns.

animation of multiple plots demonstrating that black mothers have 3 times lower access to prenatal care

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