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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PRENATAL-CARE AMONG LOW-INCOME WOMEN, STATE OF SAO-PAULO, BRAZIL|
|Abstract:||This paper presents the results of a study carried out in 1988 in the State of S. Paulo, with the purpose of evaluating the Program for Women's Integral Health Care. A total of 3.703 low income women of 15-49 years of age were interviewed using a structured, pre-tested form. The data in this paper relate to 669 women who had been pregnant during 1987 or 1988 and who were asked about pre-natal, delivery and post-partum care. The association between some of their socio-demographic characteristics and the pre-natal care received, months pregnant at the time of first visit and total number of visits, were analysed. Results showed an association between socio-economic characteristics and pre-natal care received. The greatest percentage of pregnant women who had had pre-natal care was found among those with more than elementary education. The highest percentage of women who started pre-natal care before the third month of pregnancy was found among those who had no living children (74%), were in union (70%), had at least some high school education (88%) and lived in the interior of the state (71%). The results show that it is necessary to increase the coverage and quality of prenatal care so as to improve perinatal results.|
|Subject:||PRENATAL CARE, UTILIZATION|
|Editor:||Revista De Saude Publica|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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