What is it about?

Understanding Where Indonesian Women Give Birth: This study looks into why some women in Indonesia choose healthcare facilities for childbirth while others don't. By looking at factors like age, education, and location, the study helps us see why some women might prefer healthcare facilities. This information can help policymakers and healthcare providers make better decisions to support pregnant women, especially those from middle-to-lower-income backgrounds. Ultimately, it's about ensuring safer and healthier births for moms and babies.

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Why is it important?

What Makes Our Study Stand Out: In a country like Indonesia where maternal health is crucial, our research digs into why some middle-to-lower class women choose healthcare facilities for childbirth while others don't. This is especially important because maternal mortality rates are still a concern. By pinpointing factors that influence birthplace choices, we can help shape policies and strategies that make childbirth safer for these women and their babies. This study's insights have the potential to directly impact the lives of mothers and infants, making it an essential read for anyone interested in improving maternal health.


It's not just a simple decision; it can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of both the mother and the baby. This research highlights the complexities of this decision-making process and sheds light on how various factors like education, age, and access to healthcare facilities play a role.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Determinants of birthplace among middle-to lower-class women in Indonesia: A study using the Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey, PLoS ONE, October 2021, PLOS,
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259417.
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