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Family Stories, Family Strengths and Family Needs: Photographs and Stories by Latina Women, Residents of Piedmont North Carolina

Citation

Bender, Deborah E.; Castro, Dina; & O'Donnell, Karen (1999). Family Stories, Family Strengths and Family Needs: Photographs and Stories by Latina Women, Residents of Piedmont North Carolina. Insight Out: A Journal Dedicated to Exploring the Value of Community Service, 18-20.

Abstract

Mexican-born women give birth to fewer low-birth-weight infants than do their U.S.-born counterparts, according to results reported from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition (H-Hanes) Survey. Variations in maternal age, marital status, or level of maternal education do not alter the relationship. The finding is true despite the fact that Mexican-born women are less likely to receive adequate prenatal care and that, in general, public heath services are presumed to be more accessible and of better quality in the United States than Mexico.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1999

Journal Title

Insight Out: A Journal Dedicated to Exploring the Value of Community Service

Author(s)

Bender, Deborah E.
Castro, Dina
O'Donnell, Karen