OBJECTIVE: To examine the proportion of women who received information on genetic screening among those who had prenatal care and to determine whether the proportion varied by maternal characteristics. METHODS: We used self-reported data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), a population-based survey of recent mothers, for birth years 2000-2002. Logistic regression was used to identify independent predictors of receiving information and to calculate adjusted prevalence ratios. RESULTS: Among women who began prenatal care in the first trimester, 86% received information on genetic screening. The strongest predictors of receiving this information were completing the questionnaire in English and having military health insurance. CONCLUSION: Most women receive information on prenatal genetic screening, but insurance status and language preference may impact women's access to this information
Prevalence and predictors of receipt of prenatal information about genetic screening
Whitehead, N., Rasmussen, SA., Cox, S., & Posner, SF. (2006). Prevalence and predictors of receipt of prenatal information about genetic screening. Prenatal Diagnosis, 26(10), 944-950.