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Health Care System Factors for Prenatal Care

Health Care System Factors

Data show the following health care system factors contribute to being less likely to enter prenatal care in the first trimester: *Insurance (lack of health insurance affects both the timing and frequency of prenatal care visits, resulting in poor pregnancy outcomes such as premature birth, low birth weight and complicated delivery) *Availability of family planning services (if a pregnancy is planned, a woman is more likely to seek early and adequate prenatal care)

Related Health Care System Factors Indicators:

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Content updated: Tue, 2 Oct 2018 14:11:56 MDT