Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2009
Volume: 4
Issue: 3
Page No. 113 - 119

Determinants of Maternal Health Care Utilization in Bangladesh

Authors : K.M. Mustafizur Rahman

Abstract: Utilization of maternal health care services and maternal health seeking behaviors is a complex phenomenon in Bangladesh due to various factors. It is found that a complex set of relationship exists among the various socioeconomic, cultural, behavioral and demographic events, which affect the utilization of maternity care in Bangladesh, which can only provide us a preliminary idea of how important each variable is by itself. Result shows that maternal education, mother’s age at birth, present place of residence, access to mass media and NGO and wealth quintile significantly increase the utilization rates for antenatal care, delivery care and postnatal care. Findings need to be scientifically utilized in developing suitable programs addressing the case of maternal health care services in the developing countries as well as in Bangladesh.

How to cite this article:

K.M. Mustafizur Rahman , 2009. Determinants of Maternal Health Care Utilization in Bangladesh. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 4: 113-119.

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