How important are individual, household and commune characteristics in explaining utilization of maternal health services in Vietnam?

@article{Sepehri2008HowIA,
  title={How important are individual, household and commune characteristics in explaining utilization of maternal health services in Vietnam?},
  author={Ardeshir Sepehri and Sisira Sarma and Wayne Simpson and Saeed Moshiri},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={1009-17}
}
Using Vietnam's latest National Household Survey data for 2001-2002 this paper assesses the influence of individual, household and commune-level characteristics on a woman's decision to seek prenatal care, on the number of prenatal visits, and on the choice between giving birth at a health facility or at home. The decision to use any care and the number of prenatal visits is modeled using a two-part model. A random intercept logistic model is used to capture the influence of unobserved commune… CONTINUE READING

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