Prenatal care demand and its effects on birth outcomes by birth defect status in Argentina.

@article{Wehby2009PrenatalCD,
  title={Prenatal care demand and its effects on birth outcomes by birth defect status in Argentina.},
  author={George L. Wehby and Jeffrey C Murray and Eduardo Enrique Castilla and Jorge S L{\'o}pez-Camelo and Robert L. Ohsfeldt},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={84-95}
}
Our objective was to identify determinants of prenatal care demand and evaluate the effects of this demand on low birth weight and preterm birth. Delay in initiating prenatal care was modeled as a function of pregnancy risk indicators, enabling factors, and regional characteristics. Conditional maximum likelihood (CML) estimation was used to model self-selection into prenatal care use when estimating its effectiveness. Birth registry data was collected post delivery on infants with and without… CONTINUE READING