National WIC Association

African-American and non-Hispanic white births in enhanced prenatal care programs and WIC

Cain M. African-American and non-Hispanic white births in enhanced prenatal care programs and WIC. J Health Dispar Res Pract. Winter 2007;1(2)4:59-71.

Women in North Carolina Medicaid can choose to participate in either, both, or neither the maternity care coordination program nor the WIC Program. This study compared the percentages of births that were low birthweight and the maternal risk characteristics of women. The results showed that women who participated only in WIC had the lowest percentage of low-birthweight births.