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Research Article

The Influence of Distance and Level of Care on Delivery Place in Rural Zambia: A Study of Linked National Data in a Geographic Information System

  • Sabine Gabrysch mail,

    sabine.gabrysch@uni-heidelberg.de

    Affiliation: Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Simon Cousens,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan Cox,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Oona M. R. Campbell

    Affiliation: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 25, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000394
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Sabine Gabrysch
Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany
Simon Cousens, Oona M. R. Campbell
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Jonathan Cox
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: sabine.gabrysch@uni-heidelberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SG SC JC OMRC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: SG SC JC OMRC. Designed the experiments/the study: SG SC OMRC. Analyzed the data: SG. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SG. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SG SC JC OMRC. Contributed significantly to the design and execution of the spatial analysis in the paper: JC. Had initial idea for the study and supervised the project: OMRC.