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  1. Disparity in prenatal care in Europe.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    The purpose of the study was to compare prenatal care attendance in European Union countries, Hungary and Norway.

    Study Design 

    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.

    Results 

    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.

    Conclusion 

    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0299858

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 16/11/1999.