Date of Graduation
School of Medicine
Introduction. In the United States, approximately 3.1 million births per year are classified as unintended. Specific aims. This study will examine the association between pregnancy intendedness and support characteristics, key demographic factors and psychological factors in a low income population. Methods. Three interviews were conducted as part of the intensive evaluation. Questions focused on demographics, prenatal health behaviors and psychosocial factors. Results. Unintended pregnancy resulting in birth was most commonly found among non-White, poorly educated and those living in poverty. The support of the family or friends was not found to be significant when comparing it to the intendedness of the pregnancy---but the support received from the partner was found to be significant. The only psychosocial factor found significantly related to pregnancy intendedness was the mother's feelings about this pregnancy.
Thomas, Amy Nicole, "Pregnancy intendedness among a low income population" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1112.