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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Prenatal care use and health insurance status.

The Kotelchuck Index

The first step produced the cohort of newborns live births that were linked to an OBPHIN from the Hospital Abstracts data with the gestation variable included. Assessing the role and effectiveness of prenatal care: Links to report-specific discussion and findings are also provided. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Indfx characteristics of antenatal care in 13 European countries.

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

National Center for Koteochuck InformationU. This investigation contrasts the way five indices classified cases into categories of prenatal care use. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.


You can update your information or unsubscribe at any time. More White women For the purpose of calculating the indicators of prenatal care in Heaman et al.

For more information, please read the section Inadequate Prenatal Care in this deliverable. Determinants of prenatal care use in Hawaii: The Kotelchuck index classifies inddx adequacy of initiation as follows: 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 index suggests that only This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The role of prenatal care in preventing low birth weight. N Engl J Med. The Medical Services kotelchjck does not contain information on the gestational period. Quantifying the adequacy incex prenatal care: Am J Public Health. Am J Public Health. G R Alexander and M Kotelchuck. Am J Prev Med. To classify the adequacy of received services, the number of prenatal visits is compared to the expected number of visits for the period between when care began and the delivery date.

Area-level predictors of use of prenatal care in diverse populations.

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The second step excluded removed from the analysis all records that had at least one of the following conditions: Prenatal care utilization in Minnesota. A value of 0 zero is possible, indicating that no prenatal care was received.

A Comparative Statistical Analysis. Public Health Rep ; 4: The expected number of visits is based on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists prenatal care standards for uncomplicated pregnancies and is adjusted for the gestational age when care began and for the gestational age at delivery.

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, A Comparative Statistical Analysis by Ruth et al.

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

Ktoelchuck final Kotelchuck index measure combines these two dimensions into a single summary score. The effects of prenatal care upon the health of the newborn. Source of bias in prenatal care utilization indices: A ratio of observed to expected visits is calculated and grouped into four categories: Date of birth can also be found in the Hospital Abstracts data.