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Bell, Jacqueline; Curtis, Siân L.; & Alayón, Silvia (2003). . Calverton, Md.: ORC Macro and International Research Partnership for Skilled Attendance for Everyone (SAFE).


One of the most significant contributions of the MEASURE DHS+ program is the creation of an internationally comparable body of data on the demographic and health characteristics of populations in developing countries. The DHS Analytical Studies series and the DHS Comparative Reports series examine these data, focusing on specific topics. The principal objectives of both series are: to provide information for policy formulation at the international level, and to examine individual country results in an international context. Whereas Comparative Reports are primarily descriptive, Analytical Studies take a more analytical approach.
The Analytical Studies series comprises in-depth, focused studies on a variety of substantive topics. The studies are based on a variable number of data sets, depending on the topic under study. A range of methodologies is used, including multivariate statistical techniques. The topics covered are selected by MEASURE DHS+ staff in conjunction with the MEASURE DHS+ Scientific Advisory Committee and USAID. It is anticipated that the Analytical Studies will enhance the understanding of significant issues in the fields of international population and health for analysts and policymakers.


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Trends in Delivery Care in Six Countries


Bell, Jacqueline
Curtis, Siân L.
Alayón, Silvia