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Geographic information systems, spatial network analysis, and contraceptive choice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9169275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
How does family planning accessibility affect contraceptive choice? In this paper we use techniques of spatial analysis to develop measures of family planning accessibility, and evaluate the effects of these geographically derived measures in a multilevel statistical model of temporary method choice in Nang Rong, Thailand. In our analyses we combine spatial data obtained from maps and Global Positioning System (GPS) readings with sociodemographic data from surveys and administrative records. The new measures reveal (1) important travel time effects even when family planning outlets are close by; (2) independent effects of road composition; (3) the relevance of alternative sources of family planning supply; and (4) the importance of the local history of program placement.
B Entwisle; R R Rindfuss; S J Walsh; T P Evans; S R Curran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-24     Completed Date:  1997-07-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27516-3997, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Choice Behavior*
Contraception Behavior*
Family Planning Services*
Health Services Accessibility*
Information Systems*
Logistic Models
Rural Health
Socioeconomic Factors
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