Evaluation of Perinatal Services: An Application of Social Area Analysis

Donna M. Strobino, Gary A. Chase, Joan H. Salim, Donald A. Cornely

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A design for evaluating the impact of perinatal projects is developed using social area analysis. Social area analysis permits the simultaneous investigation ofproject effects and concomitant variation by two approaches. The typology approach enables grouping of similar social areas and, within the groupings, comparison of perinatal outcomesfor areas with and without a project. Areas aggregated by presence or absence of a project can also be examined by investigating the effect of the social environment on outcomes. A preliminary example of the typology approach provides support for the application of social area analysis in evaluating the Improved Pregnancy Outcome Project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-139
Number of pages13
JournalEvaluation Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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