Access to Prenatal Care in the SE Region of Texas:

Women on Medicaid Receiving Less than Adequate Prenatal Care

This map represents an analysis of women in the Southeast (Medicaid Managed Care) Region (SE) of Texas that received less than adequate prenatal care by ZIP Code as defined by the Kessner Index. The Kessner Index categorizes the adequacy of prenatal care based on the month the pregnancy care started, the number of visits, and length of gestation. The index adjusts for the fact that women with short gestations have less time in which to make prenatal care visits, but does not account for high risk pregnancies nor the quality of care provided. This map demonstrates the wide variability in prenatal care access within women receiving Medicaid benefits despite having similar socioeconomic characteristics.

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