Table 1

Antenatal services and delivery/perinatal practices during the most recent pregnancy among 413 Ugandan women

Percent of mothers


Number evaluated for antenatal services received

n = 355


Setting in which antenatal services were received

Entebbe Hospital

60%

Other government hospitals

15%

Private hospital

15%

Public clinic

10%


Gestation at first ANC visit

First trimester

16%

Second trimester

65%

Third trimester

19%


Number of antenatal visits

1 visit

4%

2–3 visits

27%

4–6 visits

39%

6–10 visits

25%

>10 visits

5%


Services received

Blood pressure check

94%

Intermittent presumptive treatment for malaria (IPTp)

66%

Counselling and offer of HIV testing

47%

Syphilis test

68%

Haematinics

58%

Tetanus toxoid

91%

Antenatal education

69%


Number evaluated for delivery/perinatal practices

n = 328


Setting in which delivery was conducted

Entebbe Hospital

38%

Other government hospital

12%

Private hospital

13%

Public clinic

20%

Traditional birth attendant

5%

At home; no trained assistance

11%


Delivery practices

Assistant used gloves/washed hands with soap

95%

Delivery onto a clean surface

93%

Cord tied with hospital tie or new/clean thread/cloth

98%

Cord cut with new blade or hospital scissors

99%


Postnatal practices

Cord dressed with nothing/spirit/antiseptic

77%

Baby wrapped before placenta delivered

73%

Baby first bathed after at least 24 hours

30%

Baby offered to breast-feed in < 1 hour

35%

Baby given colostrum

98%

Baby given breast-milk as its first feed

60%


Tann et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-7-23

Open Data