Prenatal and delivery care and childhood immunization in Guatemala: Do family and community matter?

Anne R. Pebley, Noreen Goldman, Germán Rodríguez

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate family choices about pregnancy-related care and the use of childhood immunization. Estimates obtained from a multilevel logistic model indicate that use of formal (or "modern") health services differs substantially by ethnicity, by social and economic factors, and by availability of health services. The results also show that family and community membership are very important determinants of the use of health care, even in the presence of controls for a large number of observed characteristics of individuals, families, and communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-247
Number of pages17
JournalDemography
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography

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