This investigation contrasts the way five indices classified cases into [PubMed]; Kotelchuck M. The Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index: its US. KOTELCHUCK INDEX FOR PRENATAL CARE. To classify a mother’s prenatal care history, Kotelchuck first determines the “expected number of visits” based on . The Kotelchuck Index, is also called the Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization ( APNCU) Index, It uses two crucial elements obtained from birth certificate.

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The Kotelchuck Index

This investigation contrasts the way kotelchyck indices classified cases into categories of prenatal care use. N Engl J Med. A value of 0 zero is possible, indicating that no prenatal care was received. Risk factors associated with preterm deliveries among racial groups in a national sample of married mothers. An evaluation of prenatal care utilization in a military health care setting.

Quantifying the adequacy of prenatal care: a comparison of indices.

A comparison of prenatal care use in the United States and Europe. You can update your information or unsubscribe at any time. Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, The R-GINDEX was developed by Alexander and Kotelchuck while they were reviewing and comparing five different prenatal care indices that measure prenatal care utilization.


The differential effect of prenatal care on the incidence of low kotelchck weight among blacks and whites in a prepaid health care plan. Am J Prev Med. G R Alexander kndex M Kotelchuck. After cleaning the data, every newborn record will have a value for gestation. For more information on identifying the date of the first prenatal care visit, please read the Prenatal Care Visits concept.

Predictors of prenatal care utilization. If you’re interested, please enter your email address in the space below. If there are prenatal care visits, then the TPCB value 1, 2 or 3 can be calculated using the following table: In spite of the widespread use of prenatal care utilization indices in the scientific literature, little attention has been given to the extent to which these indices are comparable. The effects of prenatal care upon the health of the newborn.

Exclusions In Brownell et al. Racial disparities in pregnancy outcomes: It relies on case-specific prenatal care information, including the number of prenatal visits, gestational age of the newborn, and the date when prenatal kotelchuuck began. The proposed Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index is applied to data from the National Natality Survey to assess the adequacy of prenatal care utilization and its association with low birthweight in the United States.

J Health Care Poor Underserved. It also depends on the accuracy of the patient or health care provider’s recall of the timing of the first visit and the number of subsequent visits.


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Associated Data Supplementary Materials. The role of prenatal care in preventing low birth weight. The Kotelchuck index classifies the adequacy of initiation as follows: Five prenatal care indices were compared: A comparison of prenatal care use in the United States and Europe.

The Medical Services data may not contain all kotellchuck the relevant prenatal care visit claims. Geographic patterns of low birth weight in Hawaii.

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Mexican-Americans’ use of prenatal care and its relationship to maternal risk factors and kktelchuck outcome. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Caring for our future: Associated Data Supplementary Materials.

The final Kotelchuck index measure combines these two dimensions into a single summary score.