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The influence of economic factors on the location of birth among Palestinian women in Bethlehem during the second Palestinian uprising.
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PMID:  17326879     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the impact of the Palestinians' economic support programmes and the influence of Israeli army invasions on the place of birth during the second Palestinian uprising. We collected data on the number of births by place from the Palestinian Ministry of Health and Holy Family Hospital (HFH) in Bethlehem and on Israeli army's invasions into Bethlehem. We then analysed these factors. We see the percentage of births in government hospitals increased after a new health insurance scheme was introduced in 2001. The number of births in HFH decreased during this period. Israeli army invasions also contributed to the decrease of births in HFH during April 2002. However, reducing the charge for delivery at HFH in December 2002 greatly increased the number of births there. We concluded that, in urban Bethlehem, although movement restrictions contributed to the change in the place of birth, economic support programmes have also contributed to offsetting the movement restriction effects.
Rika Fujiya; Masamine Jimba; Rita Giacaman; Shinji Nakahara; Masao Ichikawa; Sususmu Wakai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical doctor     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0049-4755     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Doct     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-28     Completed Date:  2007-04-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1301706     Medline TA:  Trop Doct     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of International Community Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Arabs / statistics & numerical data*
Health Services Accessibility / economics*,  statistics & numerical data
Hospital Charges
Hospitals, Public / economics,  utilization
Labor, Obstetric* / ethnology
Maternal Health Services / economics*,  utilization
Urban Health

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