Within prisons, is there an association between the quantity of prenatal care and infant birthweight?

@article{Howard2008WithinPI,
  title={Within prisons, is there an association between the quantity of prenatal care and infant birthweight?},
  author={David L Howard and Donna Strobino and Susan G. Sherman and Rosa M. Crum},
  journal={Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={369-78}
}
There is still controversy surrounding the effectiveness of prenatal care in reducing low birthweight. In addition, very few studies have assessed the relationship between prenatal care and infant birthweight among pregnant women within the prison system. We sought to ascertain whether there is an association between the quantity of prenatal care and infant birthweight among pregnant women within such a setting. We examined the prison medical records of 147 infants born to women delivering at… CONTINUE READING