Children's health status: examining the effect of mothers' preventive health care use

Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2021     |     PP. 79-94      |     PDF (406 K)    |     Pub. Date: October 31, 2021
DOI: 10.54647/pmh33171    60 Downloads     3292 Views  


Hermann Badolo, Department of Statistics and Population Studies, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa; National Institute of Public Health (INSP), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
A. Sathiya Susuman, Department of Statistics and Population Studies, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Aristide Romaric Bado, Health Sciences Research Institute (IRSS), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso;West African Health Organization (WAHO), Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Introduction: Several mechanisms come into play for the child to have good health. This study aimed to examine the effect of mothers’ preventive health care use for themselves and their children on their children's health status.
Methods: For this study, data come from the end-line survey conducted to evaluate the impact of Performance-Based Financing program in Burkina Faso. Multivariate Ordered logistic regression analysis was used to identify factors associated with children health status. Odds ratios (ORs) and adjusted odds ratios (AORs) were estimated to assess the strength of associations and used 95% confidence intervals for significance tests. A multivariate multinomial logistic regression analysis was also used to calculate the predicted probability of being each children health status at each level of coverge of preventive health care. Data were cleaned, coded and analysed using Stata software in version 16.1.
Results: Skilled attendant at birth was a favorable factor for being in the good health (OR 1.16; 95% CI 1.10-1.31). Received skilled antenatal care and received skilled postnatal care (OR 1.09; 95% CI 0.99-1.18 and OR 1.88; 95% CI 1.80-1.97) were positively correlated with children health status. children vaccination against measles (MSL), was positively correlated with children health status (OR 1.85; 95% CI 1.73-1.99). Modern contraceptive methods use, vaccination for children against diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus and tuberculosis did not affect children health status.
Conclusion: activities aimed to increase knowledge and awareness of the importance of skilled antenatal care, skilled attendant at birth, child immunization, skilled postnatal care and other preventive measures for child health should be conducted with women of childbearing age.

Health care use, Preventive health care, Children's health, Burkina Faso

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Hermann Badolo, A. Sathiya Susuman, Aristide Romaric Bado, Children's health status: examining the effect of mothers' preventive health care use , SCIREA Journal of Health. Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2021 | PP. 79-94. 10.54647/pmh33171


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