Study Data On The United Nations Children's Fund

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METHOD Study data This study is a secondary analysis of individually recoded data from the 2013-2014 Viet Nam MICS 5 (22). This household survey was carried out as part of the global MICS program that was developed and designed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to collect internationally comparable data on a wide range of indicators tracking maternal and child health. A stratified two-stage cluster sampling design was used to obtain a nationally representative sample of 10,200 households for the survey. From the interviewed households, 9,827 women of reproductive age (15-49 years old) were successfully interviewed, yielding a response rate of 96.4 percent. We restricted our analyses to the 1,484 women who had a live birth within the two years preceding the survey. A final sample of 1,340 (90%) women with no missing data on covariates of interest was included in our analysis. Approval to use the data was given by the UNICEF MICS Team. In the Vietnam MICS, all women with a live birth in the two years preceding the date of interview were asked a number of questions about antenatal health care. Information was collected about the types of providers, the numbers of ANC visits, the timing of the first ANC and the five basic components of the ANC package. These components were: blood pressure measured, urine tested, blood sample taken, tetanus injection received, and iron-folate supplements provided (22). Measurements In this study, the main outcome variable is
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