This study was conducted to identify characteristics of women with unfavourable birth outcomes (premature births, small babies and caesarean sections) and to find out how these characteristics work to influence birth outcomes. The data used in the study were from the 1993 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey. Information relating to more than 6,000 births that occurred during the 5 years preceding the survey was analysed using statistical methods. The findings are briefly presented and the policy implications are discussed. References to 2 papers based on the work are given.
University of Southampton. Promoting Antenatal Care to reduce Unfavourable Birth Outcomes in Kenya. (2003) Opportunities and Choices Factsheet 30, 2 pp.