A New Method for Classifying Patterns of Prenatal Care Utilization Using Cluster Analysis

@article{Rosenberg2004ANM,
  title={A New Method for Classifying Patterns of Prenatal Care Utilization Using Cluster Analysis},
  author={Deborah L. Rosenberg and Arden Handler and Sylvia E. Furner},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={19-30}
}
Objectives: The objectives of this study were: to 1) define patterns of prenatal care utilization using cluster analysis, 2) describe two alternative cluster solutions and compare these groupings to the Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index (APNCU), 3) compare the cluster solutions and the APNCU with respect to maternal age and prematurity, and 4) discuss advantages and disadvantages of using cluster analysis to study prenatal care. Methods: The study sample included 3544 women in the… CONTINUE READING

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