Family Planning, Maternal/Child Health, and Sexually-Transmitted Diseases in Tanzania: Multivariate Results Using Data from the 1996 Demographic and Health Survey and Service Availability Survey

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Author(s): Dietrich J

Year: 1998

This report presents background information on two linked surveys: The 1996 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey (TDHS96) which provides us with information on important outcomes at the individual level, as well as individual level explanatory factors such as the respondent's age and education; and, the 1996 Tanzania Service Availability Survey (TSAS96) which provides us with program variables measured at the facility level that may also have impact on individual level outcomes, such as the choice to use a contraceptive method or the choice to obtain antenatal care. An overview of the multilevel, multivariate statistical methods that are used and descriptive statistics for all variables are presented. Results for the multivariate analysis of the choice of contraceptive method and the closely related variable, additional children desired are discussed. This report also attempts to measure the impact of the FPU training program, which has been highly targeted to urban areas. This targeting makes eval uation more difficult. And last, results for other important outcome variables are presented: MCH related outcome variables such as the use of antenatal care, the use of trained delivery services, and child immunizations; and, program effects on STD related outcomes.

Filed under: Child Health , Maternal Health , Reproductive Health , HIV/AIDS , Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)