Prenatal health behaviors and psychosocial risk factors in pregnant women of Mexican origin: the role of acculturation.

  title={Prenatal health behaviors and psychosocial risk factors in pregnant women of Mexican origin: the role of acculturation.},
  author={Ruth Enid Zambrana and Susan C. Scrimshaw and Nancy L Collins and C Dunkel-schetter},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={87 6},
OBJECTIVES This study examined the association between acculturation of Mexican-origin women and factors in low birthweight and preterm delivery. METHODS Interviews were conducted with 911 Mexican-origin respondents in Los Angeles prenatal care clinics. Infant outcome data were retrieved from delivery records. RESULTS Mexican-American women had generally more undesirable prenatal behaviors and risk factors than Mexican-immigrant women. Although higher acculturation was significantly… CONTINUE READING

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