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World Health Organization (2014) WHO Recommendations on Postnatal Care of the Mother and Newborn 2013. WHO, Geneva.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Determinants of Antenatal Health Care Utilization in Egypt (2000-2014) Using Binary and Count Outcomes

    AUTHORS: Hassan H. M. Zaky, Dina M. Armanious, Mohamed Ali Hussein

    KEYWORDS: Antenatal Health Care Services, Binary and Count Data, Negative Binomial Regression, Determinants, Egypt

    JOURNAL NAME: Health, Vol.11 No.1, January 11, 2019

    ABSTRACT: Aim: This study seeks to investigate the factors determining the utilization of antenatal care services, the frequency of that use, and the timing of receiving antenatal care among Egyptian women utilizing a national representative data from Egypt Demographic and Health Surveys (EDHS) in 2000 and 2014. Methods: The paper estimates the logistic regression model, zero-inflated negative binomial model (ZINB), and negative binomial regression model (NB) to identify the most important determinants of antenatal health care utilization. Results: The findings indicate that the period 2000-2014 has experienced a significant increase in the use of antenatal health care services. The use of the public sector antenatal care services relative to that of the private sector has been decreasing over time. Moreover, wealth index, women’s education and quality of health services play significant roles in increasing accessibility of antenatal health care services. On the other hand, women’s empowerment has shown a positive effect in 2000 only. Conclusion: The study highlights the most vulnerable groups that are less likely to have access to antenatal health care services, mainly women who are less educated, poor and living in rural areas especially Upper Egypt. This certainly requires a more targeted health strategy with an equity lens.