Factors affecting antenatal care attendance by mothers of Pacific infants living in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Low, P. en
dc.contributor.author Paterson, J. en
dc.contributor.author Wouldes, T. en
dc.contributor.author Carter, S. en
dc.contributor.author Williams, M. en
dc.contributor.author Percival, T. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-19T04:28:57Z en
dc.date.available 2009-08-19T04:28:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2005 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 118 (1216), 2005 en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-8716 en
dc.identifier.other eid=2-s2.0-27244461051 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/4719 en
dc.description An open access copy of this article is available and complies with the copyright holder/publisher conditions. en
dc.description.abstract Aims: To describe antenatal care attendance by mothers of Pacific infants recently delivered at Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland and to examine the demographic and psychosocial factors associated with late initiation of care and inadequate attendance. Methods: The data were gathered as part of the Pacific Islands Families: First Two Years of Life (PIF) Study in which 1365 birth mothers in the cohort (n=1376) were interviewed when their infants were six weeks old about their antenatal care attendance. Results: Almost all (99.1%) mothers attended antenatal care at least once. Over a quarter (26.6%) initiated their antenatal care late, and 10.7% attended fewer than the recommended number of times. Maternal factors significantly associated with late initiation of antenatal care were high parity, first pregnancy, not being employed prior to pregnancy and Cook Island Maori ethnicity. Factors associated with inadequate attendance were reaction to the pregnancy and being employed prior to pregnancy. Conclusions: A significant proportion of mothers of Pacific infants reported initiating antenatal care later than the first trimester and attending fewer antenatal visits than recommended. These findings indicate that the importance of antenatal care needs to be promoted among Pacific communities. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Factors affecting antenatal care attendance by mothers of Pacific infants living in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.issue 1216 en
pubs.volume 118 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) en
dc.identifier.pmid 15937524 en
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