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Antenatal and maternal health care utilization: evidence from northeastern states of India


  • Anindita Chakrabarti
  • Kausik Chaudhuri


This article examines the role played by the various socio-economic and community level factors in determining the antenatal and maternal health care utilization pattern using the data from the National Family Health Survey carried out in India in 1998/99. Our analysis document that autonomy enjoyed by women and exposure to media has a significant impact on maternal heath care utilization even after controlling for other attributes, particularly their education and household economic status. Availability of a rural health facility in the village and other community level programme propagates the utilization of health care.

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  • Anindita Chakrabarti & Kausik Chaudhuri, 2007. "Antenatal and maternal health care utilization: evidence from northeastern states of India," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 39(6), pages 683-695.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:39:y:2007:i:6:p:683-695
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840500439036

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