Immigration and geographic access to prenatal clinics in Brooklyn, NY: A geographic information systems analysis

Sara McLafferty, Sue Grady

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Abstract

We compared levels of geographic access to prenatal clinics in Brooklyn, NY, between immigrant and US-born mothers and among immigrant groups by country of birth. We used birth data to characterize the spatial distribution of mothers and kernel estimation to measure clinic density within a 2-mile radius of each mother. Results showed that geographic access to clinics differs substantially by country of birth. Certain groups (e.g., Pakistani, Bangladeshi) have relatively poor geographic access despite a high need for prenatal care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-640
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume95
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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