Journal article

Prevalence and factors associated with knowledge and access to delivery services at primary health care facilities amongst indigenous women in Khagrachhari district Bangladesh - A cross-sectional study

Shahinoor Akter, Jane L Rich, Kate Davies, Kerry J Inder

Midwifery | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of facility delivery knowledge and access during childbirth amongst Indigenous women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh and to identify factors associated with facility delivery service utilisation. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study design using a structured self-report survey. SETTING: Two Upazilas (subdistricts) of Kharachhari hill district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. PARTICIPANTS: Indigenous women of reproductive age (15-49 years) within 36 months of delivery. MEASUREMENTS AND FINDINGS: A modified national survey about accessing maternal health services, including delivery services was administered to all Indigenous women that met eligibility,..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the University of Newcastle, Australia.