Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSripad, Poojaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWarren, Charlotte E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHindin, Michelle J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKarra, Maheshen_US
dc.coverage.spatialEnglanden_US
dc.date2019-01-07
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-18T20:26:08Z
dc.date.available2020-02-18T20:26:08Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-01
dc.identifierhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30753484
dc.identifier.citationPooja Sripad, Charlotte E Warren, Michelle J Hindin, Mahesh Karra. 2019. "Assessing the role of women's autonomy and acceptability of intimate-partner violence in maternal health-care utilization in 63 low- and middle-income countries.." Int J Epidemiol, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp. 1580 - 1592. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyy299
dc.identifier.issn1464-3685
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39444
dc.descriptionPlease note: This work is permanently embargoed in OpenBU. No public access is forecasted for this item. To request private access, please click on the locked Download file link, and fill out the appropriate web form.en_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Our study investigates the associations between women's autonomy and attitudes toward the acceptability of intimate-partner violence against women (IPVAW) and maternal health-care utilization outcomes. METHODS: We combine data from 113 Demographic and Health Surveys conducted between 2003 and 2016, which give us a pooled sample of 765 169 mothers and 777 352 births from 63 countries. We generate composite scores of women's autonomy (six-point scale with reference: no contribution) and acceptability of IPVAW (five-point scale with reference: no acceptance) and assess the associations between these measures and women's use of antenatal care services and facility delivery in pooled and unique country samples. RESULTS: A change in a woman's autonomy score from 'no contribution to any decision-making domain' (a composite autonomy score of 0) to 'contribution to all decision-making domains' (a score of 6) is associated with a 31.2% increase in her odds of delivering in a facility and a 42.4% increase in her odds of receiving at least eight antenatal care visits over the course of her pregnancy. In contrast, a change in a woman's attitude towards acceptability of IPVAW from 'IPVAW is not acceptable under any scenario' (a score of 0) to 'IPVAW is acceptable in all scenarios' (a score of 5) is associated with an 8.9% decrease in her odds of delivering in a facility and a 20.3% decrease in her odds of receiving eight antenatal care visits. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that strong and significant associations exist between autonomy, acceptability of IPVAW and utilization of maternal health-care services.en_US
dc.format.extent1580 - 1592en_US
dc.languageeng
dc.relation.ispartofInt J Epidemiol
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2019; all rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectDemographic and health surveysen_US
dc.subjectMaternal healthen_US
dc.subjectAntenatal careen_US
dc.subjectFacility deliveryen_US
dc.subjectIntimate partner violenceen_US
dc.subjectLow- and middle-income countriesen_US
dc.subjectWomen’s autonomyen_US
dc.subjectMaternal healthen_US
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectStatisticsen_US
dc.subjectPublic health and health servicesen_US
dc.titleAssessing the role of women's autonomy and acceptability of intimate-partner violence in maternal health-care utilization in 63 low- and middle-income countriesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/ije/dyy299
pubs.elements-sourcepubmeden_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Indefiniteen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studiesen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0003-0962-092X (Karra, Mahesh)
dc.identifier.mycv435755


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record