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Maternal Health Service Utilization in Jordan, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories

Title: Maternal Health Service Utilization in Jordan, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories.
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Name(s): Brown, Marissa, author
Program in Middle Eastern Studies
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this paper, I examine women's maternal health care usage in Jordan, Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territories using three different family health surveys taken in the mid-2000s: the Demographic Health Survey, the third Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, and the Pan-Arab Family Survey, respectively. I first tested the effect of certain socioeconomic background variables (such as level of education) on a woman's likelihood of utilizing such maternal health services as prenatal care and hospital delivery. After deriving measures of effect for each nation, I then compared the observed patterns of use between nations and offered possible explanations for discrepancies. Some observations that resulted from the analysis were consistent with prior expectations, such as the importance of women's education on health care use. Others were more surprising, such as the inconsistent effect that cousin-marriage played on women's use of health care between nations. The full results from analysis are presented in Chapter Three. The preceding two chapters give context to the analysis – Chapter One briefly details each nation's overall socioeconomic and political profile, and Chapter Two discusses the general literature on women's maternal health, both worldwide and in the Arab World.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0098 (IID)
Keywords: Maternal Health Care, Middle East, Women
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Middle East Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: April 17, 2012.
Subject(s): Ethnology -- Study and teaching
Culture
Languages, Modern
Ethnicity
Postcolonialism
Race
Study and teaching
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0098
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Brown, M. (2012). Maternal Health Service Utilization in Jordan, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0098