Octavio Mojarro

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INTRODUCTION The US-Mexico border region has 15 million residents and 300,000 births annually. Reproductive health concerns have been identified on both sides of the border, but comparable information about reproductive health is not available. The objective of this study was to compare reproductive health indicators among populations in this region. (More)
This paper offers two types of evidence in support of the idea that family planning services are most expediently provided as an integral part of the health and medical organization for maternity care. First, prenatal care and medical attention at delivery are found to be closely associated with postpartum contraceptive acceptance in a 1981 survey of family(More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically examine prevalence of first trimester prenatal care (FTPNC) in the 44 US counties and 80 Mexican municipios of the binational border region; and to describe disparities between border and nonborder areas within states, border states, and countries. METHODS We combined 2009 records of singleton live births from the 10 US-Mexico(More)
Data are presented on maternal mortality in the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) system. World Health Organization recommendations for the definition and measurement of maternal mortality were followed. Death certificates were used to estimate mortality levels, data on the number of live births were used to calculate death rates, and(More)
In order to determine the impact of the available health services in rural areas on women's reproductive decisions, researchers documented fertility changes in rural Mexico from 1969-1981, determined rates of contraceptive use and breastfeeding, and examined medical personnel attitudes towards these 2 factors. Figures showed that the marital fertility rate(More)
Mexican family planning officials used date from the 1990 population census to revise population growth estimates and determine program needs for different family planning institutions during 1990-94. Total fertility rates were used to estimate fertility, using information from sociodemographic surveys taken over the past 10 years. Total fertility (More)
Adolescent childbearing adversely affects both mothers and infants. The birth rate for US adolescent women of Hispanic origin is higher than that for US adolescents overall. Birth rates among US Hispanic adolescents in the border region are higher than rates among other US Hispanic adolescents, and rates among Mexican border adolescents are higher than(More)
The purpose of the study was to analyze the trend of morbidity and mortality due to intestinal infections in children under the age of 1 (infants) and 1-4 years old (preschool children) among the population group covered by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) between 1983 and 1990. For this purpose, information was obtained from death certificates,(More)
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