Does public health insurance improve health care? The case of prenatal care for adolescents in Mexico

Biani Saavedra-Avendaño, Blair G. Darney, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Edson Serván-Mori

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Abstract

Objective. To test the association between public health insurance and adequate prenatal care among female adolescents in Mexico. Materials and methods. Cross-sectional study, using the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2000, 2006, and 2012. We included 3 978 (N=4 522 296) adolescent (12-19) women who reported a live birth. We used logistic regression models to test the association of insurance and adequate (timeliness, frequency and content) prenatal care. Results. The multivariable predicted probability of timely and frequent prenatal care improved over time, from 0.60 (IC95%:0.56;0.64) in 2000 to 0.71 (IC95%:0.66;0.76) in 2012. In 2012, the probability of adequate prenatal care was 0.54 (IC95%:0.49;0.58); women with Social Security had higher probability than women with Seguro Popular and without health insurance. Conclusion. Having Social Security is associated with receipt of adequate prenatal care among adolescents in Mexico.

Translated title of the contributionDoes public health insurance improve health care? The case of prenatal care for adolescents in Mexico
LanguageSpanish
Pages561-568
Number of pages8
JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
Volume58
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Prenatal Care
Health Insurance
Mexico
Public Health
Delivery of Health Care
Social Security
Logistic Models
Nutrition Surveys
Live Birth
Health Surveys
Insurance
Cross-Sectional Studies

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Mexico
  • Prenatal care
  • Public health insurance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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¿El aseguramiento público en salud mejora la atención en los servicios? El caso de la atención prenatal en adolescentes en México. / Saavedra-Avendaño, Biani; Darney, Blair G.; Reyes-Morales, Hortensia; Serván-Mori, Edson.

In: Salud Publica de Mexico, Vol. 58, No. 5, 2016, p. 561-568.

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Saavedra-Avendaño, Biani ; Darney, Blair G. ; Reyes-Morales, Hortensia ; Serván-Mori, Edson. / ¿El aseguramiento público en salud mejora la atención en los servicios? El caso de la atención prenatal en adolescentes en México. In: Salud Publica de Mexico. 2016 ; Vol. 58, No. 5. pp. 561-568
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