Utilization of maternal and child health facilities by the urban poor of Kuala Lumpur.
A survey conducted to assess the extent which the urban poor in rapidly expanding Kuala Lumpur utilize maternal and child health services available to them.
The sample consisted of 1,380 households with children below 6 years and yielded 1,233 children below 6 years of age. 74% of the children had been delivered in government hospitals and 86% of the pregnancies had antenatal care in governmental establishments. 89.2% had BCG immunization before they were 1 year old but 13.3% had not received DPT by that age.
Immunization was mainly done in government clinics.
The overall immunization coverage for the whole of Kuala Lumpur is expected to be higher than these figures limited to the urban poor.
Health planners should increase health facilities in the city to accommodate the expanding population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Enquête socioéconomique, Milieu urbain, Population urbaine, Mère, Enfant, Utilisation, Programme sanitaire, Soin, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Socioeconomical inquiry, Urban environment, Urban population, Mother, Child, Use, Sanitary program, Care, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0146728
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.