Disparity in prenatal care in Europe.
The purpose of the study was to compare prenatal care attendance in European Union countries, Hungary and Norway.
We analysed live births or deliveries from national registers in five countries, national surveys in five countries, and regional register or surveys in three countries.
The frequency of no prenatal care was lower than 0.5% in 10 countries, 0.9% in Hungary, 2.1% in Greece and 2.6% in Portugal.
Late prenatal care varied from 3.1% in Finland to 29.2% in Ireland.
Late care among women with parity 4 and more varied from 7.7% in Finland to 41.5% in Hungary.
Among women under 20 years old, late care varied from 11.8% in Finland to 39.5% in Portugal.
The median number of prenatal visits varied from seven in Greece to 14 in Finland.
Prenatal care attendance varies widely among European countries.
Late attendance is frequent in many countries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin, Prénatal, Etude comparative, Pays, Consultation, Service santé, Organisation, Accessibilité, Epidémiologie, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Care, Prenatal, Comparative study, Countries, Consultation, Health service, Organization, Accessibility, Epidemiology, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0299858
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.