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Resources by Topic: Anabaptists

Rural America Has a Maternal Mortality Problem. Midwives Might Help Solve It.
Highlights the role of certified professional midwives in providing access to maternal and newborn care using an example from an Amish area of Tennessee. Discusses differences in state policies and integration with local health systems. Includes a map identifying maternal mortality rates by state.
Author(s): April Simpson
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pew Charitable Trusts
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Innate Immunity and Asthma Risk in Amish and Hutterite Farm Children
Compares asthma and allergy rates in two similar populations who use different farming practices, the Amish and the Hutterites. One group uses traditional farming practices and the other uses industrialized farming practices.
Author(s): Michelle Stein, Cara Hrusch, Justyna Gozdz, et al.
Citation: New England Journal of Medicine, 375, 411-421
Date: 08/2016
Type: Document
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Comparison of Coliform Contamination in Non-Municipal Waters Consumed by the Mennonite Versus the Non-Mennonite Rural Populations
Determines the risk of Escherichia coli exposure from consuming non-municipal water sources by Mennonite and non-Mennonite rural households. Includes Mennonite and non-Mennonite data by season, water quality, health risk, and contaminant level.
Author(s): Alok Ravindra Amraotkar, Charles William Hargis, Alexander C. Cambon, et al.
Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 20(5), 338-346
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Do Sex Differences Exist in Rates of Falls and Fractures in Hutterite, Rural, and Nonrural Populations, Aged 20 to 66 Years?
Examines whether sex and rurality differences exist in fall and fracture rates among Hutterites, rural non-Hutterites, and urban non-Hutterites, based on data from the South Dakota Rural Bone Health Study. Includes information on population characteristics by gender and group, covering weight, height, grip strength, activity level, osteoarthritis, falls, and fractures.
Author(s): Lee Weidauer, Teresa Binkley, Tianna Beare, et al.
Citation: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 473(8), 2514-2520
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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