Antenatal Care Attendance, a Surrogate for Pregnancy Outcome? The Case of Kumasi, Ghana

@article{Asundep2013AntenatalCA,
  title={Antenatal Care Attendance, a Surrogate for Pregnancy Outcome? The Case of Kumasi, Ghana},
  author={Ntui N. Asundep and Pauline Jolly and April Perry Carson and Cornelius Archer Turpin and Kui Ting Zhang and Berhanu Tameru},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={1085-1094}
}
Antenatal care (ANC) has been shown to influence infant and maternal outcomes. WHO recommends 4 ANC visits for uncomplicated pregnancies. However, pregnant women in Ghana are required to attend 8–13 antenatal visits. We investigated the association of ANC attendance with adverse pregnancy outcomes (defined as low infant birth weight, stillbirth, preterm delivery or small for gestational age). A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted on 629 women, age 19–48 years who presented for… CONTINUE READING

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