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Objectives: It is well known that black women are less likely to receive adequate prenatal care than white women. This study examines whether there are differences in barriers to prenatal care reported by black and white mothers. Method: Data from the 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health...
Objectives: Since the publication of the Future of Public Health, a high priority has been placed on the development of the assessment capacity in public health programs. Method: Key informant interviews were conducted by telephone with selected program personnel of state Maternal and Child...
Objectives: Increasingly, the public and private sectors are turning to “service integration” efforts to reduce, if not eliminate, barriers to needed care created by categorical programs. In 1991, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation established a new national demonstration project, called the...
Objectives: To determine the independent association of selected maternal and hospital characteristics with length of maternal hospital stay for uncomplicated vaginal deliveries. Method: Linear regression analysis using National Hospital Discharge Survey data from 1988 to 1995. Independent...
Objectives: This paper (a) creates and validates measures for population survey data to assess functional limitation in mobility, self-care, communication, and learning ability for school-age American children; (b) calculates rates of functional limitation using these measures, and provides...
Objectives: Injuries are the leading killer of young persons in the United States, yet significant gaps in our understanding of this cause of death remain. By examining the independent influences of race, education, income, household structure, and residential location on injury mortality in...
Objectives. The status quo in maternal and child health (MCH) focuses on obstetric health. An emerging alternative is to broaden the notion to reproductive health. An inclusive perspective encompasses women's health issues in MCH. The purpose of this paper is to further the debate on the...
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