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Type Journal Article - Journal of biosocial science
Title Pathways of the determinants of unfavourable birth outcomes in Kenya
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Volume 36
Issue 02
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2004
Page numbers 153-176
URL http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/8138/1/8138-01.pdf
Abstract
This paper explores the pathways of the determinants of unfavourable birth outcomes, such as premature birth, the size of the baby at birth, and Caesarean section deliveries in Kenya, using graphical loglinear chain models. The results show that a number of factors which do not have direct associations with unfavourable birth outcomes contribute to these outcomes indirectly through intermediate factors. Marital status, the desirability of a pregnancy, the use of family planning, and access to health facilities have no direct associations with poor birth outcomes, such as premature births and the small size of the baby at birth, but are linked to these outcomes through antenatal care. Antenatal care is identified as a central link between various socio- demographic or reproductive factors and birth outcomes.

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Magadi, Monica, Ian Diamond, Nyovani Madise, and Peter Smith. "Pathways of the determinants of unfavourable birth outcomes in Kenya." Journal of biosocial science 36, no. 02 (2004): 153-176.
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