An inner-city community's perspective on infant mortality and prenatal care.
Neither expanded Medicaid eligibility nor case-finding approaches have significantly increased use of early prenatal care.
Failure to improve use points to the importance of further study of the broader community's perspectives on prenatal care and perinatal health issues.
A convenience sample of 380 low-income, inner-city, black adults were interviewed with respect to their understanding of infant mortality, perceived barriers to and importance of prenatal care, and recommended numbers of prenatal visits.
All respondents reside in a community with negative indexes of perinatal health as measured by infant mortality, low birthweight, and average number of prenatal visits.
Mots-clés Pascal : Négroïde, Perception sociale, Soin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Race, Attitude, Accessibilité, Prénatal, Mortalité, Nouveau né, Enquête, Questionnaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Negroid, Social perception, Care, United States, North America, America, Human, Race, Attitude, Accessibility, Prenatal, Mortality, Newborn, Inquiry, Questionnaire
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0193095
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.