Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR)


  • Mapping of fetal & infant deaths by birth weight & age at death
  • Compares a “Target Population” (City of Aurora, CO) to a “Reference Population” (State of Colorado) and reports “Excess” in rates in specific categories
  • Determines categories with excess mortality-a key step toward the identification of risk factors and ultimately the development of specific interventions to reduce infant mortality


Phase I PPOR

  • analysis demonstrated ongoing fetal-infant mortality disparities within the African American community in Aurora, Colorado.
  • For years 2003 to 2007, the fetal-infant mortality rate for Blacks in Aurora, Colorado was twice that of the White, Colorado reference population.
  • The majority of excess fetal-infant mortality for Blacks in Aurora occurred within the Maternal Health/Prematurity (60%) and Infant Care (36%) PPOR categories.

Download PPOR Results Here