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Trends, determinants and inequities of 4+ ANC utilisation in Bangladesh

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Health, Population, & Nutrition, January 2017
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Title
Trends, determinants and inequities of 4+ ANC utilisation in Bangladesh
Published in
Journal of Health, Population, & Nutrition, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s41043-016-0078-5
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Aminur Rahman, Monjura Khatun Nisha, Tahmina Begum, Sayem Ahmed, Nurul Alam, Iqbal Anwar

Abstract

The objectives of this study are to document the trend on utilisation of four or more (4(+)) antenatal care (ANC) over the last 22 years period and to explore the determinants and inequity of 4(+) ANC utilisation as reported by the last two Bangladesh Demographic and Health surveys (BDHS) (2011 and 2014). The data related to ANC have been extracted from the BDHS data set which is available online as an open source. STATA 13 software was used for organising and analysing the data. The outcome variable considered for this study was utilisation of 4(+) ANC. Trends of 4(+) ANC were measured in percentage and predictors for 4(+) ANC were measured through bivariate and multivariable analysis. The concentration index was estimated for assessing inequity in 4(+) ANC utilisation. Utilisation of 4(+) ANC has increased by about 26% between the year 1994 and 2014. Higher level of education, residing in urban region and richest wealth quintile were found to be significant predictors. The utilisation of 4(+) ANC has decreased with increasing parity and maternal age. The inequity indices showed consistent inequities in 4(+) ANC utilisation, and such inequities were increased between 2011 and 2014. In Bangladesh, the utilisation of any ANC rose steadily between 1994 and 2014, but progress in terms of 4(+) ANC utilisation was much slower as the expectation was to achieve the national set target (50%: 4(+) ANC utilisation) by 2016. Socio-economic inequities were observed in groups that failed to attend a 4(+) ANC visit. Policymakers should pay special attention to increase the 4(+) ANC coverage where this study can facilitate to identify the target groups whom need to be intervened on priority basis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Unknown 147 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 33 22%
Researcher 21 14%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 5%
Other 20 13%
Unknown 42 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 36 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 27 18%
Social Sciences 14 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 7 5%
Environmental Science 3 2%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 52 35%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 February 2017.
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