Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 18, issue 3, P620-636 2007 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.2007.0059 View full text
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Allan A. Johnson, Barbara J. Hatcher, M. Nabil El-Khorazaty, Renee A. Milligan, Brinda. Bhaskar, Margaret F. Rodan, Leslie. Richards, Barbara K. Wingrove, Haziel A. Laryea

Abstract: A convenience sample of city-dwelling African American women (n=246) was interviewed during each woman's postpartum stay at one of five hospitals in Washington, D.C. to determine their perceptions of factors influencing their prenatal care utilization. The Kotelchuck Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index was used to classify prenatal care utilization as either adequate (Adequate Plus and Adequate groups combined) or inadequate (Intermediate and Inadequate groups combined). Of the 246 women studied, 40% (…

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