TITLE

Patterns and determinants of maternity care in Damascus

AUTHOR(S)
Bashour, H.; Abdulsalam, A.; Al-Faisal, W.; Cheikha, S.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal;mai/jun2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p595
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This descriptive study was designed to describe the patterns and determinants of maternity care among Syrian women living in Damascus. All 39 birth registers in 2 large provinces were used to recruit 500 mothers of healthy newborns. Mothers were interviewed in their homes using a semistructured questionnaire. Multivariate analysis of the determinants of the frequency of use of antenatal care showed the following variables were significant: urban residence and visit to antenatal care in the 1st trimester. The significant variables for an early visit to antenatal care were the woman's level of education; being pregnant with the 1st baby; and number of visits to antenatal care. Being young (age < 20 years) also correlated with early timing of the 1st antenatal visit.
ACCESSION #
78556313

 

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