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Antenatal and maternal health care utilization: evidence from northeastern states of India
Authors: Anindita Chakrabarti a; Kausik Chaudhuri bc
Source: Applied Economics, Volume 39, Issue 6 April 2007 , pages 683 - 695
Topic(s): Antenatal care
Health care utilization
Maternal health
Country: Asia
  India
Published: APR 2007
Abstract: This article examines the role played by the various socio-economic and community level factors in determining the antenatal and maternal health care utilization pattern using the data from the National Family Health Survey carried out in India in 1998/99. Our analysis document that autonomy enjoyed by women and exposure to media has a significant impact on maternal heath care utilization even after controlling for other attributes, particularly their education and household economic status. Availability of a rural health facility in the village and other community level programme propagates the utilization of health care.