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Objective: To assess whether site of prenatal care influences the content of prenatal care for low-income women. Design: Bivariate and logistic analyses of prenatal care content for low-income women provided at five different types of care sites (private offices, HMOs, publicly funded clinics,...
Objective: To explore the patterns of prenatal smoking among women whose first and second pregnancies ended in live births. Methods: We used population-based data to explore prenatal smoking among 14,732 white and 8968 black Georgia residents whose first and second pregnancies ended in live...
As those in the field of maternal and child health attempt to redefine their role to meet the challenges of the 1990s and beyond, they should review the history of their field. They should examine the legacy of the Children's Bureau which investigated and reported upon all matters pertaining to...
Objective: Children with chronic health conditions face special issues in their interactions with managed care. These children often require additional and more varied services than do other children. Managed care plans increasingly include these children, especially with the growth of Medicaid...
Children today are exposed extensively to toxins in the environment. Prominent among these are exposures to over 70,000 synthetic chemicals, all newly developed in the past 50 years and largely untested for their hazards to children's health. Children are uniquely vulnerable to toxins, and with...
Objective: This study evaluates the effectiveness of a peer counseling program at increasing breastfeeding by participants in the Mississippi Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Methods: Data from the 1989–1993 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System...
One of the goals of the Maternal and Child Health Journal is to encourage professional development. This letter was written to the Editor in light-hearted spirit to convey the true challenge such a goal poses for the journal and the profession.
Objectives: At the close of the 20th century, the government's role in maternal and child health is in a state of transition. What is needed is a framework defining roles and responsibilities and guidance on how to operationalize these functions. This article presents the Maternal and Child...
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