Maternal health

Modified on 2015/05/26 03:48 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Health

Table II.27

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

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Has maternal mortality declined? Maternal deaths and live births for at least two periods of time. Civil registration systems.
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 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, geographical areas and wealth status of the household.
Household surveys.