Comparing maternal health indicators between teenagers and older women in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from DHS.

Abstract

Using Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) data from 21 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, this paper seeks to establish how maternal health indicators of teenagers in sub-Saharan Africa compare with those of older women, to determine the extent to which observed differences between teenagers and older mothers can be generalized for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and to examine the contextual country effect on maternal health indicators among teenagers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Citation

Magadi, M.; Agwanda, A.; Obare, F.; Taffa, N. Comparing maternal health indicators between teenagers and older women in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from DHS. (2003) Opportunities and Choices Working Paper No. 10 [S3RI Applications Working Paper A03/18], University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 35 pp.

Comparing maternal health indicators between teenagers and older women in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from DHS.

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