Access to obstetric care in the United States from the national health interview survey

Jamie Anderson

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Abstract

This cross-sectional observational study uses data from the National Health Interview Survey from 1999 to 2006 to identify demographic factors associated with whether pregnant women have seen an OB/GYN within the last year. This analysis includes 2,748 women who were pregnant at the time of the interview. In total, 86.3% of women had seen an OB/GYN in the previous year. Women who are uninsured, have not completed high school, are Asian, or who live in the Midwest or Western regions may be at lower odds for receiving prenatal care. This study identifies vulnerable populations that may not be receiving adequate obstetric care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalSocial Work in Public Health
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 23 2014

Keywords

  • Health care access
  • health care disparities
  • minority health
  • pregnancy outcomes
  • prenatal care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)

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