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Title:Determinants of demand for delivery services in Sudan: an empirical investigation with reference to Khartoum State, 2004
Authors:Ahmed, Huda Mohammed Mukhtar
Mahran, Hatim AmeerISNI
Periodical:African Development Review (ISSN 1467-8268)
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:maternal and child health care
pregnant women
External link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8268.2009.00221.x/pdf
Abstract:Using multinomial logistic methods, the authors examined the determinants of the delivery care seeking behaviour of women in Khartoum State of Sudan, as well as the impact of changes in the attributes of public delivery services on the market shares of delivery services. Time distance and transportation cost have significant negative effects, while the random 'quality' coefficient is positive but not significantly different from zero. Further, the likelihood of choosing home over public delivery services increases with order of birth. The positive effects of women's education and household income are most important for those who prefer private over home delivery whereas the use of modern antenatal services is decisive in choosing modern over home delivery. Also, shifts in demand toward public delivery services resulting from improvements in quality and qualifications of medical staff might be undermined by the reduction in demand emanating from a rise in the order of delivery, time distance and transportation cost to public delivery institutions. The income effects are more pronounced, particularly for the share of private delivery services. Educated women tend to shift from home to modern delivery services. App., bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]