Determinants of Child and Maternal Health Status and Demand for Health Care Services in Nigeria

" Key findings for this policy brief is:Improving mother’s educational status, reducing food prices and residing in the urban sector are important factors for improving demand for health input such as immunization. Demand for place of delivery with skilled staff increases when the women are employed and have high literacy level while long distance to the place of delivery decreases demand. Child being male and increase in the age of children increases their probability of being immunized. The use of health input, education and living in the urban sector improves maternal health. Being employed also improves health status of mothers in both sectors."