613: Does lack of prenatal care predict later lack of child care? Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective To investigate the impact of maternal lack of prenatal care (LOPC) on long-term morbidity of the offspring in a traditional society. Study Design A population based cohort analysis was performed comparing the incidence of long-term morbidity (up to the age of 18) of children sharing the same ethnic origin, born following pregnancies with and without LOPC. Morbidity included hospitalizations involving a pre-defined set of ICD-9 codes, including cardiovascular, respiratory, neurology, hematology, infectious and gastrointestinal (GI) related hospitalizations (according to hospital records). Deliveries occurred between the years 1988-2013 in a tertiary medical center. Multiple pregnancies and fetal congenital malformations were excluded from the analysis. Kaplan-Meier curves were constructed to compare cumulative morbidity in both groups. A cox proportional hazards model was …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017