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Trends in Twin Birth Outcomes and Prenatal Care Utilization in the United States, 1981-1997

Citation

Kogan, Michael D.; Alexander, Greg R.; Kotelchuck, Milton; MacDorman, Marian F.; Buekens, Pierre; Martin, Joyce A.; & Papiernik, Emily (2000). Trends in Twin Birth Outcomes and Prenatal Care Utilization in the United States, 1981-1997. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 284(3), 335-41.

Abstract

Context: Multiple births account for an increasing percentage of all low-birth-weight infants, preterm births, and infant mortality in the United States. Since 1981, the percentage of women with multiple births who received intensive prenatal care (defined as a high number of visits, exceeding the recommendation of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by approximately 1 SD beyond the mean number of visits for women initiating care within each trimester) has increased significantly.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.284.3.335

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

Author(s)

Kogan, Michael D.
Alexander, Greg R.
Kotelchuck, Milton
MacDorman, Marian F.
Buekens, Pierre
Martin, Joyce A.
Papiernik, Emily

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

284

Issue Number

3

Pages

335-41

Reference ID

1574