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The Changing Patterns of Prenatal Care Utilization in the United States, 1981-1995, A Comparison of Prenatal Care Indices

Citation

Kogan, Michael D.; Martin, Joyce A.; Alexander, Greg R.; Kotelchuck, Milton; Ventura, Stephanie J.; & Frigoletto, Frederic D. (1998). The Changing Patterns of Prenatal Care Utilization in the United States, 1981-1995, A Comparison of Prenatal Care Indices. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 279(20), 1623-8.

Abstract

Context: Two measures traditionally used to examine adequacy of prenatal care indicate that prenatal care utilization remained unchanged through the 1980s and only began to rise slightly in the 1990s. In recent years, new measures have been developed that include a category for women who receive more than the recommended amount of care (intensive utilization).

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.279.20.1623

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

Author(s)

Kogan, Michael D.
Martin, Joyce A.
Alexander, Greg R.
Kotelchuck, Milton
Ventura, Stephanie J.
Frigoletto, Frederic D.

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

279

Issue Number

20

Pages

1623-8

Reference ID

1109