[[abstract]]The main purposes of this study were to investigate the relationships between the newly immigrant women’s socio-demographic characteristics, knowledge of prenatal care, attitudes toward prenatal care, and prenatal care behavior. Besides, this study attempted to find out the important predictors of their prenatal care behavior. The data was collected by the structured questionnaire. The participants were 82 newly immigrant women who were pregnant or six months after delivery. They were selected from community health centers in Taipei County. The major findings of this study were summarized as follows: 1.Newly immigrant women’s knowledge of prenatal who had insurance care was more than those who had no insurance. 2.Newly immigrant women’s attitudes toward prenatal care who had religious beliefs and came from stem family were better than those who had no religious beliefs and came from nuclear family. 3.Newly immigrant women coming from stem family had a better initiation timing of prenatal care than those coming from big family. 4.Newly immigrant women who were non-Philippines, had under college degree, had a job and enough income got more numbers of prenatal examinations than those who were Philippines, had above college degree, had no jobs and insufficient income. 5.There was positive correlation between the system factor of Health Care System Scale and the frequency of prenatal care . 6.There was positive correlation between the knowledge of prenatal care and the attitudes toward prenatal care. 7.The family type accounting for 9.1％ of the variances was the only one significant predictor for prenatal care initiation timing. 8.Newly immigrant women’s education degree, their husbands’ physical status and education degree, income ,and health care system could account for 43.7％ of the variances of the frequency of prenatal examinations.
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