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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