Timeliness, frequency and content of antenatal care: Which is most important to reducing indigenous disparities in birth weight in Mexico?

Edson Servan-Mori, Sandra G. Sosa-Rubí, Esmeralda Najera-Leon, Blair Darney

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Abstract

This article examines the role of components of adequate antenatal care (ANC) in disparities in birth weight between indigenous and non-indigenous women in Mexico. We estimate the potential for added weight gain among indigenous infants if their mothers received timely, frequent (≥4 visits) and complete ANC (≥75% of recommended processes of care). We used population-based survey data (2012; N = 6612 women 12-49). We applied quantile regression to examine heterogeneity of the association between adequate ANC, indigenous ethnicity and birth weight across quantiles of the birth weight distribution. A greater proportion of indigenous women reported a low-birth weight infant (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-453
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Policy and Planning
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Antenatal care
  • disparities
  • indigenous
  • low-birth weight
  • Mexico

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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