Do women bypass village services for better maternal health care in clinics? a case study of antenatal care seeking in three rural districts of Tanzania
Learning Areas:Public health or related research
List the main individual characteristics and contextual factors associated with the decision to bypass the nearest facility for antenatal care among pregnant mothers in three rural districts in Tanzania. Describe the extent to which pregnant mothers in the Rufiji, Kilombero and Ulanga districts, Tanzania, bypass the nearest primary care facilities to seek antenatal care at more distant health facilities.
Keyword(s): Maternal Health, Health Behavior
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am lead author or co-author on a number of research papers for the baseline analysis of the Connect Project in Tanzania, focusing on the individual, contextual and geographic determinants of maternal health care utilization and child and newborn survival in three rural districts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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