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Objective: To estimate the risk of cesarean delivery due to excess prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) in a multistate, US population-based sample. Methods: We analyzed data from the population-based Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) on 24,423 nulliparous women with single, term...
Objectives: The objective of this research was to explore prenatal smoking behaviors among Black women attending prenatal clinics. Despite the racial disparities in poor pregnancy outcomes, and the well-known association of smoking with harmful outcomes, little research has been conducted about...
Background: In collaboration with the
California Department of Health Maternal and Child Health Branch, the
authors formed a Working Group to identify potential clinical
indicators that could be used to inform decision making regarding
maternal health care quality. Objective: To develop...
Objectives: Longitudinal studies of maternal depression in the postpartum period have demonstrated that a chronic state of depressive symptoms is not rare. In spite of this, however, the characteristics of chronically depressed mothers have rarely been studied. This study examines the...
Objectives: The three objectives of this
research were: 1) to examine the use of Pap smear tests among
low-income women, including minority and immigrant women who were
patients in a safety-net healthcare system; 2) to identify policy
relevant variables that could lead to changes in use of Pap...
Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the association between unmarried status and infant mortality among twins born to teenagers. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study on twin live births to teenagers in the United States from 1995 through 1998 using the Vital...
Objectives: This research assessed home visitor effectiveness in communicating about and responding to poor mental health, domestic violence, and substance abuse among pregnant and parenting women home visited as part of a comprehensive family support strategy in seven urban communities....
Background: In 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) published its Quality Indicators for healthcare, and set out methodological criteria for the evaluation of potential candidates. Objectives: Because perinatal infections may result from poor obstetrical practices, we...
Objective: Because postpartum hemorrhage may result from factors related to obstetrical practice patterns, we examined the variability of postpartum hemorrhage and related risk factors (obstetrical trauma, chorioamnionitis, and protracted labor) across hospital types and hospitals in California....
Objectives: Women in poverty may benefit from avoiding closely spaced pregnancies. This study sought to identify predictive factors that could identify women at risk for closely spaced pregnancies. Methods: We studied 20,028 women receiving welfare (cash assistance) from Washington State. Using...
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