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December 23/30, 1998

Benefits and Limitations of Prenatal Care—Reply

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1998;280(24):2071-2073. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-24-jbk1223

In Reply.—In their letter, Dr Kogan and colleagues provide data to show that intensive prenatal care utilization increased for black women and for women with less education. However, while intensive utilization did increase, the increases were not as large for these disadvantaged groups as for the other groups. In our Editorial, we concluded that these disadvantaged groups did not share in the trend toward increased utilization of prenatal care. We should have been more specific and stated that these groups did not share equally in this trend.