Detailed nationally representative population level data were used to investigate the pre-natal care and delivery experiences of pregnant women in Jamaica.
The results of this study show that: (a) demographic criteria (particularly first births) and self-reported clinical pregnancy complications are valid predictors of deleterious maternal health outcomes and can be used to stratify mothers into risk groups. (b) There appears to be a significant problem of under and inappropriate utilization of pre-natal care services by all women and in particular by demographically « high risk » women, i.e. young, first time mothers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Soin, Facteur risque, Système santé, Prénatal, Gestation pathologie, Femme, Homme, Accessibilité, Qualité, Jamaïque, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Care, Risk factor, Health system, Prenatal, Pregnancy disorders, Woman, Human, Accessibility, Quality, Jamaica, West Indies, Central America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0510354
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.