Clients of the Certified Nurse Midwifery Program of Maternal and Family Health Services in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1982-1986
Investigators: Charles LaJeunesse, Mary Louise Schaefer, & Connie McNunis

Data Set No. B9 was collected as an evaluation of the Certified Nursing Midwifery (CNM) Program of the Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The project began in 1982 with funding from the U.S. Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs, under Title XX of the Adolescent Family Life Act. The project provides care services to a predominantly white population of pregnant and parenting adolescents. In this evaluation, the hospital-based outpatient care program with a Health Visitor component is compared with the hospital-based clinic operation before the Health Visitor component was given a major role. The study group includes 135 clients who entered the program from February 1984 through May 1986. The comparison group includes 146 clients who entered the program from April 1982 through August 1983. There are 281 cases total. The file contains 123 variables with information on respondent demographic characteristics, pregnancy and childbirth history, contraceptive methods and behaviors, medical complications, pregnancy risk factors, delivery complications, and program involvement at 0-3, 4-6, and 12 month follow-up periods. Approximately 72% of the cases with information on a live birth also have 12-month follow-up information.

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