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  1. Utilisation of reproductive health services in rural Vietman ; are there equal opportunities to plan and protect pregnancies ?

    Article - En anglais

    Study objectives

    To describe the utilisation of reproductive health services (family planning, antenatal care, and delivery services) and the socioeconomic determinants for utilisation of health services.


    This was a cross sectional survey, using a multistage sampling technique.


    Tien Hai district, Thai Binh Province, Vietnam.

    Altogether 1132 mothers with children under 5 years of age were interviewed about antenatal, delivery, and family planning services utilisation during a five year period (1987-92).

    Main results

    Seventy per cent of the women used contraceptive methods, with the intrauterine device being the most common.

    The use of the intrauterine device was positively associated with the number of children alive but not with other sociodemographic factors in the mothers.

    Thirty per cent of the women had attended an antenatal clinic for check ups during their last pregnancy.

    It was found that mothers with fewer deliveries, higher education, and who were Buddhist or of no religion had utilised antenatal services more frequently than the others.

    Seventy five per cent of the mothers in this study had been assisted by health professionals at their last delivery.

    Those mothers with fewer deliveries, higher education, who were Buddhist or had no religion, and had sufficient to eat were more likely to have their births attended by health professionals. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Planning familial, Obstétrique, Surveillance sanitaire, Prénatal, Statut socioéconomique, Vietnam, Asie, Accessibilité, Soin, Femme, Homme, Système santé, Zone rurale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Family planning, Obstetrics, Sanitary surveillance, Prenatal, Socioeconomic status, Vietnam, Asia, Accessibility, Care, Woman, Human, Health system, Rural area

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0428479

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.