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Equity of access to maternal health interventions in Brazil and Colombia: a retrospective study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Equity in Health, April 2018
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Title
Equity of access to maternal health interventions in Brazil and Colombia: a retrospective study
Published in
International Journal for Equity in Health, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12939-018-0752-x
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Authors

Amaila De La Torre, Zlatko Nikoloski, Elias Mossialos

Abstract

Reducing maternal mortality is a top priority in Latin American countries. Despite the progress in maternal mortality reduction, Brazil and Colombia still lag behind countries at similar levels of development. Using data from the Demographic Health Survey, this study quantified and compared, by means of concentration indices, the socioeconomic-related inequity in access to four key maternal health interventions in Brazil and Colombia. Decomposition analysis of the concentration index was used for two indicators - skilled attendance at birth and postnatal care in Brazil. Coverage levels of the four key maternal health interventions were similar in the two countries. More specifically, we found that coverage of some of the interventions (e.g. ante-natal care and skilled birth assistance) was higher than 90% in both countries. Nevertheless, the concentration index analysis pointed to significant pro-rich inequities in access in all four key interventions in both countries. Interestingly, the analysis showed that Colombia fared slightly better than Brazil in terms of equity in access of the interventions studied. Finally, the decomposition analysis for the presence of a skilled attendant at birth and postnatal care in Brazil underlined the significance of regional disparities, wealth inequalities, inequalities in access to private hospitals, and inequalities in access to private health insurance. There are persistent pro-rich inequities in access to four maternal health interventions in both Brazil and Colombia. The decomposition analysis conducted on Brazilian data suggests the existence of disparities in system capacity and quality of care between the private and the public health services, resulting in inequities of access to maternal health services.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 107 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 17%
Researcher 17 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 12%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Other 15 14%
Unknown 25 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 29 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 19%
Social Sciences 9 8%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Other 10 9%
Unknown 30 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 13 January 2023.
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#1,614,664
of 22,950,943 outputs
Outputs from International Journal for Equity in Health
#237
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#37,960
of 328,835 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal for Equity in Health
#2
of 38 outputs
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