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Examining the “Urban Advantage” in Maternal Health Care in Developing Countries

  • Zoë Matthews,

    Affiliation: Division of Social Statistics and Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty, and Policy, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Amos Channon mail,

    arc102@soton.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Division of Social Statistics and Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty, and Policy, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Sarah Neal,

    Affiliation: Division of Social Statistics and Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty, and Policy, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • David Osrin,

    Affiliation: UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom

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  • Nyovani Madise,

    Affiliation: Division of Social Statistics and Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty, and Policy, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • William Stones

    Affiliation: Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Published: September 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000327
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Zoë Matthews, Amos Channon, Sarah Neal, Nyovani Madise
Division of Social Statistics and Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty, and Policy, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
David Osrin
UCL Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
William Stones
Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya

Corresponding Author

Email: arc102@soton.ac.uk

Competing Interests

David Osrin is on the Editorial Board of PLoS Medicine.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ZM AAC SN DO NM WS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: ZM AAC SN DO NM WS. Designed the experiments/the study: ZM. Analyzed the data: AAC. Wrote the first draft of the paper: ZM AAC. Contributed to the writing of the paper: AAC SN DO NM WS. Organised the paper, co-ordinated contributions and finalised last draft: ZM. Review and analysis of existing literature: SN. Critically revised the manuscript for content: WS.