Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Can vouchers deliver? An evaluation of subsidies for maternal health care in Cambodia

Ellen Van de Poel, Gabriela Flores, Por Ir, Owen O’Donnell & Eddy Van Doorslaer

Volume 92, Number 5, May 2014, 331-339

Table 2. Maternal health care outcomes and observations from the 2010 Cambodian Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)

Outcome variable Definition of outcome variable 2010 Cambodian DHS
Description of sample No. of observations in sample Mean value of outcome variable for sample
Antenatal care The variable was set to 1 if the child’s mother had at least three antenatal care visits at a public health-care facility, 0 otherwise Most recent births 4916 0.79
Delivery The variable was set to 1 if the child was born in a public health-care facility, 0 otherwise Births in the 5 years preceding the survey 7270 0.42
Place of delivery
Home The variable was set to 1 if the child was born at home, 0 otherwise Births in the 5 years preceding the survey 3485 0.48
Public hospital The variable was set to 1 if the child was born in a public hospital, 0 otherwise Births in the 5 years preceding the survey 1289 0.18
Health centre The variable was set to 1 if the child was born in a health centre, a health post or another public facility,a 0 otherwise Births in the 5 years preceding the survey 1776 0.25
Private facility The variable was set to 1 if the child was born in a private facility, 0 otherwise Births in the 5 years preceding the survey 664 0.09
Postnatal careb The variable was set to 1 if the child’s mother had at least one postnatal care visit with a skilled provider, 0 otherwise Most recent births 5685 0.59

NA, not applicable.

a Fewer than 3% of deliveries took place in a health post or another public facility.

b The Cambodian DHS did not include information on the place where the postnatal care visit took place.