Socioeconomic Inequality in Delivery Care: Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Study in Egypt


Mohamed Ali Hussein Aboakrab, Ph.D, Lecturer
Department of Statistics, Faculty of Politics and Economics, Beni-Suef University, Egypt.


The analysis aims to clarify the role that the education of woman and the socioeconomic level of household have played in explaining the inequalities in utilization of health facility delivery, skilled birth attendant, and postnatal checkup in Egypt. Data from EDHS 2014 was analyzed.The inequality in utilization of maternal health care is measured using concentration curve and Wagstaff normalized concentration index (WCI) at national and subnational level. The findings of this study clearly indicate that utilization of facility health delivery, skilled birth assistance and postnatal care was more concentrated among the richest and educated mothers at national and subnational regions. Our analysis highlights that wealth-based inequality in all maternal health indicators was higher than education-based inequality at national and subnational regions.