Poor women in an urban area of Memphis, Tenn., who were not visited by nurses during their first pregnancy had a higher risk of dying during follow-up than those who received nurse-led home visits, according to a study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers also found that all the children of mothers who received prenatal visits, screenings and assistance with health care transportation were still alive by age 20, while 1.6% of children whose mothers were helped with transportation and screening but not home visits had died.

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