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Type Journal Article - Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
Title Trends, determinants and inequities of 4+ ANC utilisation in Bangladesh
Author(s)
Volume 36
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL https://jhpn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s41043-016-0078-5
Abstract
Background
The objectives of this study are to document the trend on utilisation of four or more (4+) antenatal care (ANC) over the last 22 years period and to explore the determinants and inequity of 4+ ANC utilisation as reported by the last two Bangladesh Demographic and Health surveys (BDHS) (2011 and 2014).

Methods
The data related to ANC have been extracted from the BDHS data set which is available online as an open source. STATA 13 software was used for organising and analysing the data. The outcome variable considered for this study was utilisation of 4+ ANC. Trends of 4+ ANC were measured in percentage and predictors for 4+ ANC were measured through bivariate and multivariable analysis. The concentration index was estimated for assessing inequity in 4+ ANC utilisation.

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