Provision of Delivery Care Service and Its Correlates in Bangladesh

M. Sheikh Giashuddin, Jagannath University
Mohamed Kabir, Jahangirnagar University

The aim of this paper is to investigate the association between provision of delivery care services and its differentials. Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys data were used. The analysis revealed that the socio-economic status of women has positive impact on the likelihood of delivering at a health facility. Women's education is one of the most influential determinants of knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. Women with no education have significant difference in choosing health facility for child birth. The likelihood of preferring private sector relative to public sector for delivery care has been increasing over time. The women with secondary and above education are 4 times more likelihood to deliver their child birth at public facility relative to home. This paper concludes that more attention should be given to the determinants of reproductive health, associated with their interaction with service provision, to reduce maternal mortality and to achieve the MDG for maternal mortality.

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 Presented in Session P8. Economy, Labor Force, Education, and Inequality/Gender, Race and Ethnicity