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Relation of the Content of Prenatal Care to the Risk of Low Birth Weight: Maternal Reports of Health Behavior Advice and Initial Prenatal Care Procedures

Citation

Kogan, Michael D.; Alexander, Greg R.; Kotelchuck, Milton; & Nagey, David A. (1994). Relation of the Content of Prenatal Care to the Risk of Low Birth Weight: Maternal Reports of Health Behavior Advice and Initial Prenatal Care Procedures. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 271(17), 1340-5.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Numerous studies have found a relationship between the quantity of prenatal care received and birth outcomes. Few studies have had the opportunity to examine the content of prenatal care. This study examined the relationship between two components of the content of prenatal care: maternal reports of health behavior advice received and initial prenatal care procedures performed during the first two visits and low birth weight in a national sample of women. Advice and initial procedures were categorized based on the recommendations of the US Public Health Service Expert Panel on the Content of Prenatal Care.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.1994.03510410052032

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association

Author(s)

Kogan, Michael D.
Alexander, Greg R.
Kotelchuck, Milton
Nagey, David A.

Year Published

1994

Volume Number

271

Issue Number

17

Pages

1340-5

Reference ID

256