Table 1

Characteristics of births at study sites (2010)
DRC* Zambia Kenya Guatemala Pakistan Nagpur, India Belgaum, India
Number births 14,306 16,352 18,319 10,590 34,379 15,022 34,509
    Birth location
Home (%) 74.4 52.7 64.7 71.0 56.6 14.0 16.3
Health ctr(%) 23.6 41.7 9.4 3.1 21.9 25.7 23.2
Hospital(%) 1.0 5.6 25.9 25.9 21.1 53.5 60.3
    Birth attendant
Family/home (%) 3.0 20.1 12.8 0.2 2.0 3.9 7.1
HBA** (%) 75.3 34.2 51.4 70.6 54.1 9.6 8.2
Nurse/midwife (%) 21.6 43.1 34.1 1.4 23.8 33.1 29.9
Physician (%) 0.1 2.6 1.7 27.8 20.0 53.5 37.9

*DRC data reported in 2008.

**Home birth attendant.

Garces et al.

Garces et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:34   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-34

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