Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Effects of mutual health organizations on use of priority health-care services in urban and rural Mali: a case–control study

Lynne Miller Franco, François Pathé Diop, Clara R Burgert, Allison Gamble Kelley, Marty Makinen, Cheick Hamed Tidiane Simpara

Volume 86, Number 11, November 2008, 830-838

Table 2. Sample sizes for all groups and by health-service target population in areas served by MHOs and a control area without MHOs, Mali, 2003–2004

Health service target Bla
Sikassoa
Overall
Total
M NM C M NM M NM C
Households 268 341 676 549 446 817 787 676 2 280
Individuals in households 2 113 2 157 4 473 3 663 2 604 5 786 4 761 4 473 15 020
Fever cases 251 268 611 299 272 550 540 611 1 701
Women 15–49 years old 405 393 819 125 163 530 556 819 1 905
Women who delivered in previous 12 months or pregnant 144 177 366 114 151 258 328 366 952
Women who delivered in previous 12 months 102 118 246 76 101 178 219 246 643
Children < 5 years old 294 270 486 135 215 429 485 486 1 400b

C, households in control area (no MHO access); MHO, mutual health organization; M, MHO member households; NM, MHO non-member households in areas with MHO access.a The non-MHO access control group does not exist for Sikasso because the two MHOs cover the entire urban area.b Data on the utilization of diarrhoea treatments, immunizations, vitamin A, and insecticide-treated bednets were available only on a subset of children younger than 5 years (i.e. those whose mothers were pregnant or delivered in the 12 months before the survey).

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