Determinants Of Maternal Health Care Services Utilization In Sierra Leone Between 2009 And 2013

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Sierra Leone has one of the worst maternal health indices among other countries, and it is also one of the countries with the lowest human development index.

Majority of the causes of maternal morbidity and mortality can be prevented by means of utilization of adequate antenatal care, institutional delivery and skilled birth attendants.

However, utilization of Maternal Health Care (MHC) services is generally low in the country. There is an alarming shortage of skilled Health Care Workers (HCW) and limited number of Health Care Facilities (HCF).

OBJECTIVE: To identify the factors that influenced the utilization of MCH Services during the five years period preceding the 2013 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey (SLDHS).

METHOD: Data on the most recent pregnancy during the five years period preceding the 2013 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) were used.

Outcome measures were Antenatal Care and Delivery Care. Chi square test and Logistic regression models were used to determine the relationships between key socio-demographic factors and outcome measures.

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APA

YAMBA, F (2021). Determinants Of Maternal Health Care Services Utilization In Sierra Leone Between 2009 And 2013. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-maternal-health-care-services-utilization-in-sierra-leone-between-2009-and-2013

MLA 8th

YAMBA, FRANCIS "Determinants Of Maternal Health Care Services Utilization In Sierra Leone Between 2009 And 2013" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-maternal-health-care-services-utilization-in-sierra-leone-between-2009-and-2013. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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YAMBA, FRANCIS . "Determinants Of Maternal Health Care Services Utilization In Sierra Leone Between 2009 And 2013". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2021. Web. 23 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-maternal-health-care-services-utilization-in-sierra-leone-between-2009-and-2013 >.

Chicago

YAMBA, FRANCIS . "Determinants Of Maternal Health Care Services Utilization In Sierra Leone Between 2009 And 2013" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-maternal-health-care-services-utilization-in-sierra-leone-between-2009-and-2013