Autonomy and maternal health-seeking among slum populations of Mumbai

Matthews, Zoë, Ramasubban, Radhika, Rishyasringa, Bhanwar and Stones, Will (2003) Autonomy and maternal health-seeking among slum populations of Mumbai. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 34pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, A03/06).


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Data from a retrospective survey of autonomy and maternal care seeking in the eastern slums of Mumbai shows that women who have recently delivered have high levels of autonomy. Components of autonomy such as freedom of movement, ability to visit natal kin and access to resources were identified using a latent class analysis of survey responses. Despite high proportions of autonomous women, substantial minorities remain in low autonomy categories. Uptake of maternal services was found to be constrained for those women with low levels of empowerment. Regression analysis suggests that autonomy is as important as education and gravida for maternal health-seeking.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
ePrint ID: 8141
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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:11

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