The influence of socio-economic factors on the utilization of maternal health care services: the case of Mpwapwa Town-Tanzania

dc.contributor.authorPaul, Edmund
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-28T12:46:15Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T15:56:55Z
dc.date.available2019-11-28T12:46:15Z
dc.date.available2020-01-07T15:56:55Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.descriptionAvailable in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class Mark (THS EAF RG940.T34.P34)en_US
dc.description.abstractEmpirical studies of preventive and curative services have often found that the use of maternal health services is related to availability, quality and cost of services as well as social structure, health beliefs and personal characteristics of the users. in this study an attempt is made to examine the factors associated with the use of maternal health care services in Mpwapwa on the basis of data from field survey. a total of 230 women who had delivered five years prior to the study were interviewed. all women interviewed were sampled using multi- stage stratified random sampling. the results on delivery place showed that 53.3% of the women delivered in hospital while 41.7% delivered at home. the results from bivariate analysis show that all the variables considered in the study only parity has a strong influence in the utilization of maternal health care services (p,0.05). The policy implications from this study include skilled attendance at delivery; increased community awareness in terms of community education, mobilization and participation as key to increasing utilization of maternal health care services.en_US
dc.identifier.citationPaul, E (2007) The influence of socio-economic factors on the utilization of maternal health care services: the case of Mpwapwa Town-Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Dar es Salaamen_US
dc.subjectMaternal health servicesen_US
dc.subjectFinanceen_US
dc.subjectDodoma regionen_US
dc.subjectTanzaniaen_US
dc.subjectMpwapwa districtsen_US
dc.titleThe influence of socio-economic factors on the utilization of maternal health care services: the case of Mpwapwa Town-Tanzaniaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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