Prenatal care and perinatal mortality in a black population.Obstet Gynecol. 1985 Mar; 65(3):327-9.OG
Using three-year cumulative data relative to perinatal mortality, the present study examines the relationship of prenatal care and birth weight to pregnancy outcome. The results support the hypothesis that links prenatal care to pregnancy outcome and the relationship between birth weight and pregnancy outcome is found to be strong. The study indicates that the knowledge of birth weight would reduce the number of errors in predicting the chances of survival of the newborn by 37.0%.