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LEVELS AND TRENDS OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH INDICATORS IN 11 MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN COUNTRIES

DHS COMPARATIVE REPORTS 46

NOVEMBER 2017 This publication was produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The report was prepared by Shireen Assaf, Leah Horton, Marta Bornstein, and Thomas Pullum.

DHS Comparative Report No. 46

Levels and Trends of Maternal and Child Health Indicators in 11 Middle East and North African Countries

Shireen Assaf Leah Horton Marta Bornstein Thomas Pullum

ICF Rockville, Maryland, USA

November 2017

Corresponding author: Shireen Assaf, International Health and Development, ICF, 530 Gaither Road, Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20850, USA. Phone: +1 301–407–6500; Fax: +1 301–407–6501; E-mail: [email protected]

Acknowledgments: The authors are grateful for the comments and guidance provided by USAID Middle East Bureau and USAID mission offices. We would also like to thank Steven Gilbert for producing the maps and providing direction on the regional distribution of some of the countries in the report. Thanks also to Dr. Ahmed Abdel Monem for providing us with the PAPFAM data used in the report. Editor: Diane Stoy and Sidney Moore Document Production: Chris Gramer This study was carried out with support provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through The DHS Program (AID-OAA-C-13-00095). The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. The DHS Program assists countries worldwide in the collection and use of data to monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs. For additional information about The DHS Program contact: DHS Program, ICF, 530 Gaither Road, Suite 500, Rockville, MD 20850, USA. Phone: +1 301-407-6500; Fax: +1 301-407-6501; E-mail: [email protected]; Internet: www.DHSprogram.com. Recommended citation: Assaf, Shireen, Leah Horton, Marta Bornstein, and Thomas Pullum. 2017. Levels and Trends of Maternal and Child Health Indicators in 11 Middle East and North African Countries. DHS Comparative Report No. 46. Rockville, Maryland, USA: ICF.

Contents TABLES ..................................................................................................................................................... vii FIGURES ................................................................................................................................................... xv PREFACE................................................................................................................................................. xxi ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................................................ xxiii INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................... 1 DATA AND METHODS ............................................................................................................................ 3 Data .................................................................................................................................................. 3 Methods ........................................................................................................................................... 5 ALGERIA .................................................................................................................................................... 7 Total Fertility Rate ......................................................................................................................... 10 Contraceptive Use .......................................................................................................................... 10 Antenatal Care ...................................................................................