Two methods of estimating the target population for public maternity services programs

S. M.C. Payne, D. M. Strobino

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Abstract

One difficulty in estimating the target population for public health programs is identifying a current and appropriate indicator of the low-income population. Using data from Mississippi and Maryland, we determined that educational attainment of women giving birth is a feasible substitute for census data in estimating the low-income maternity population, and that vital statistics data offer several advantages for estimating the maternity services target population over census data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-166
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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