Maternal health

Modified on 2013/05/16 15:11 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Health

From gender issues to gender statistics on maternal health: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Has the maternal mortality declined? Maternal deaths and number of live births for at least two periods of time Civil registration system
Population censuses
Household surveys based on large samples
Has women’s access to prenatal care increased? Pregnant women by number of visits to a health facility or health care provider. Data needed for at least two points in time. Household surveys
Are birth deliveries increasingly attended by skilled personnel? What groups of women are most disadvantaged? Births by type of personnel attending the delivery for at least two points in time. Data should be disaggregated by: age, marital status and educational attainment of the mother; urban/rural areas; geographic areas; and wealth status of the household. Household surveys