Maternal socio-economic indices for prenatal care research in rural China

Bright I Nwaru, Reija Klemetti, Huang Kun, Wang Hong, Shen Yuan, Zhuochun Wu, Elina Hemminki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The conceptualization and measurement of socio-economic status (SES) is difficult in developing settings. In the absence of SES indices for women in rural China, we constructed SES indices for prenatal care research, and examined their relation to perinatal care and outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-81
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Adult
  • Breast Feeding
  • China
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Family Characteristics
  • Female
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Services Research
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Humans
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Maternal Health Services
  • Postnatal Care
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Prenatal Care
  • Principal Component Analysis
  • Rural Health Services
  • Rural Population
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Young Adult


Dive into the research topics of 'Maternal socio-economic indices for prenatal care research in rural China'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this