The effect of accessibility and availability of health infrastructure on maternal healthcare utilization in Indonesia to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Dian Ayu Puspitasari, Samosir Omas Bulan

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Abstract

The first goal in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 aims to reduce maternal mortality and provide equitable access to maternal health care. High maternal mortality rates are often associated with inadequate maternal healthcare service utilization. The utilization of maternal healthcare services in Indonesia shows variations between provinces, allegedly influenced by each province's contextual factors. This study investigates the association between accessibility and availability of health infrastructure with maternal healthcare service utilization. The multilevel logistic regression method was used to test the hypothesis that the accessibility and availability of health infrastructure were associated with maternal healthcare service utilization. This study indicates that the characteristics of the region where women live have a significant effect on maternal healthcare service utilization. The average distance to the nearest hospital is significantly associated with the three dimensions of maternal healthcare services. The farther the distance to reach the nearest hospital, the propensity for women to utilize maternal healthcare services will decrease. Therefore, to reduce disparities between regions in maternal healthcare service utilization, one of the interventions that can be carried out is shortening the distance to health facilities so that access to health facilities becomes more accessible than before.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012110
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume716
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2021
Event1st Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development Symposium, JESSD 2020 - Jakarta, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 28 Sep 202030 Sep 2020

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