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Advances in Public Health
Volume 2017, Article ID 9740196, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/9740196
Research Article

Skilled Birth Attendance among Women in Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya

School of Public Health, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Correspondence should be addressed to Eliphas Gitonga; moc.liamg@gsahpile

Received 31 January 2017; Revised 13 April 2017; Accepted 24 April 2017; Published 11 May 2017

Academic Editor: Julio Diaz

Copyright © 2017 Eliphas Gitonga. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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