A cross sectional cluster survey was done in all health wards of Lebowa in May 1992.
The study was based on a recall of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal experience during the last pregnancy of 2940 mothers.
Only mothers who delivered within 12 months before the date of interview were included.
Antenatal coverage was high at 93.5%, the proportion of health facility deliveries was 74.6% while 26.3% of all births occurred at home.
Inaccessibility of maternity services, lack of money, negative staff attitudes and lack of privacy were the common reasons given for preference of home delivery.
Mothers who delivered at home were more likely to be of higher parity and unbooked than their counterparts who delivered in a health facility.
Postnatal coverage was 50. 7% with a 25.4% rate of utilisation of a method of childspacing.
The proportion of births attended to by trained personnel needs to be increased.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Obstétrique, Utilisation, Transvaal, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Femelle, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Obstetrics, Use, Transvaal, South Africa, Africa, Female, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0379197
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.