Table 5

Access to laboratory tests and equipment (%)
Home Birth Attendants Auxilliary Nurse Midwives
Characteristic DRC Zambia Kenya Guatemala Pakistan Nagpur Total India
Number enrolled 102 208 100 434 105 103 1052 174
    Equipment
Clean birth kit 2.0 61.1 100 92.9 77.1 59.2 73.6 98.3
Maternal scale 3.9 48.1 4.0 3.5 1.9 21.4 14.0 93.6
Stethoscope 1.0 24.0 0.0 42.4 1.10 3.9 22.8 98.3
Blood pressure cuff 1.0 13.5 0.0 15.4 0.0 2.9 9.4 94.8
Fetoscope 33.3 27.9 14.0 24.7 8.6 2.9 21.4 72.9
Watch 11.8 67.3 25.0 46.8 17.1 35.0 41.3 97.7
Bag/mask 7.8 57.2 0.0 65.4 36.2 4.9 43.2 97.1
Thermometer 1.0 14.9 0.0 19.1 2.9 2.9 11.5 94.2
Fundal height tape 8.8 26.0 0.0 20.3 3.8 2.9 15.0 65.9
    Laboratory tests
Urine protein 0.0 4.3 27.0 9.2 20.0 1.0 9.3 58.6
Urine bacteria 4.9 3.8 69.0 24.0 3.8 0 18.1 33.3
Urine sugar 1.0 4.3 37.0 15.7 3.8 1.0 11.4 63.8
Fecal parasites 15.7 1.9 60.0 30.0 0.0 0 20.0 10.9
Anemia tests 13.7 5.3 86.0 30.4 33.3 5.8 27.0 64.4
HIV 12.7 18.3 91.0 46.1 1.0 3.9 33.0 90.2
Hepatitis 0.0 2.4 8.0 12.7 10.5 0 7.5 44.3
Syphilis 1.0 13.5 14.0 9.2 2.9 2.9 8.5 53.4
Malaria 14.7 13.5 71.0 0.7 18.1 3.9 13.3 62.6

Garces et al.

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

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