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Objectives: The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of late prenatal care (PNC) initiation among minority women in Washington, DC. Methods: DC-resident, African American women (n = 303) were recruited at 14 PNC facilities, representing the various types of PNC facilities...
Objectives: To examine sociodemographic disparities in attendance at childbirth classes, and to evaluate the association of attendance with breastfeeding initiation. Methods: Parents of a nationally representative, cross-sectional sample of 2068 children ages 4–35 months were surveyed by...
Objective: To examine trends in prenatal insurance coverage and utilization of care in California over two decades in the context of expansions in Medi-Cal (California's Medicaid) and other public efforts to increase prenatal care utilization. Methods: Retrospective univariate and bivariate...
Objectives: Because patient reluctance to discuss depression may influence the success of depression interventions, we assessed preferences for the source of depression advice among high-risk women and factors associated with those preferences. Methods: The sample included 147 consecutive...
Objectives: To develop a risk-assessment screening tool for very low birth weight (VLBW) and to compare our empirically derived tool to the nonempirically derived screening tool used by the State of Florida. Methods: Birth records from the State of Florida Vital Statistics between 04/01/92 and...
Objectives: Although several national health surveys have implemented data collection efforts to identify and characterize disability among children, the large number of items these surveys have required to measure childhood disability prohibit their use in general population surveys. Using a...
Objectives: This paper describes the formative evaluation of the Partners For Life Program that was developed to change dietary behavior of low income pregnant women in the Mississippi Delta region. Methods: A diverse group of nutrition/health professionals, adapted the Expanded Food and...
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