¿El aseguramiento público en salud mejora la atención en los servicios? El caso de la atención prenatal en adolescentes en México

Translated title of the contribution: Does public health insurance improve health care? The case of prenatal care for adolescents in Mexico

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

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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.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)561-568
Number of pages8
JournalSalud Publica de Mexico
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016



  • Adolescents
  • Mexico
  • Prenatal care
  • Public health insurance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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