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Objective: This paper examines risk factors for twin preterm birth in 1981–82 and 1996–97 in the United States in order to see if they have changed over time. Methods: We studied all U.S. twin births for the years examined (N = 346,567). Since the gestational age distributions for twins differs...
Objective: To determine weight gain during pregnancy and weight changes postpartum in first-time mothers delivering at or near term. Methods: At about 2 weeks after delivery, 47 adult, Black and Hispanic women provided information on their prepregnancy weight and height and maximum pregnancy...
Objective: This study evaluates the effectiveness of a set of information, education, and communication (IEC) strategies designed to increase the awareness of danger signs in pregnancy, delivery, or the postpartum period among pregnant or recently pregnant women. Methods: Three IEC programs were...
Objectives: In light of the transition of the Alabama Medicaid program to a primary care case management model, we assessed the level to which children had access to a medical home before and after implementation of that model. Given the growing emphasis within the MCH community on assuring...
Objectives: This study documents the levels and sources of nonresponse in the first large-scale maternal–infant health survey administered to representative samples of Puerto Rican mothers on both the U.S. mainland and the island of Puerto Rico. Methods: The data source is the Puerto Rican...
Objectives: The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of language proficiency on enrollment in a state-sponsored child health insurance program. Methods: 1055 parents of Medicaid-eligible children, who were enrolled in a state-sponsored child health insurance program, were surveyed...
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between substance use and risky sexual behaviors and having acquired a sexually transmitted disease. Methods: The sample consisted of 210 incarcerated adolescents ages 12–17. Data were collected through 40-min interviews...
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