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Very low birthweight among Medicaid newborns in five states : the effects of prenatal WIC participation


Author:
Devaney, Barbara L., United States Food and Nutrition Service. Office of Analysis and Evaluation., and Mathematica Policy Research, inc
Year:
1992
Subject:
Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (U.S.), Infants -- Nutrition, Infants (Newborn) -- Nutrition, Birth weight, Low -- Florida, Birth weight, Low -- Minnesota, Birth weight, Low -- North Carolina, Birth weight, Low -- South Carolina, and Birth weight, Low -- Texas
Abstract:
This report contains new findings on birth outcomes among Medicaid beneficiaries, based on linked 1987-88 WIC, Medicaid, and Vital Records data. Examines whether participation in WIC decreases the incidence of very low birthweight. The findings were that WIC participation was consistently associated with reductions in the prevalence of very low birthweight in most states.
Format:
v, 18, [7] p. ; 28 cm.
Publisher:
The Office
Collection:
USDA publications