Table 2

Women’s utilization of maternal health services by the type of health workers, September 2009 (N=725)
Maternal health services Frequency (no./%)
Family planning: In the past 12 months, who among community health workers visited you and talked to you about family planning? *
Health extension worker 523(72.1)
Community based reproductive health agent 88(12.1)
Community health agent 276(38.1)
Trained and untrained traditional birth attendant 331(45.7)
Not visited 145(20.0)
Antenatal care: Who (community health worker) visited you during your pregnancy of your youngest child?*
Health extension worker 319(44.0)
Community health agent 98(26.1)
Community reproductive health agent 33(4.6)
Untrained or trained traditional birth attendant 157(41.8)
Was not visited or don´t remember 349(48.1)
Delivery Service: Who assisted you with the delivery of your youngest child?*
Health professional 31(4.3)
Trained traditional birth attendant 147(20.3)
Untrained traditional birth attendant 29(4.0)
Relative/friend/neighbor 586(80.8)
Health extension worker 49(6.8)
No one 1(0.1)
Post natal care: If a community health worker visited you immediately after delivery of your youngest child, who was that person?*
Health extension worker 189(26.1)
Community health agent 67(9.2)
Community based reproductive health agent 13(1.8)
Trained and untrained traditional birth attendant 170(23.4)
Was not visited or do not remember 389(53.7)

*Multiple responses were possible.

Medhanyie et al.

Medhanyie et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:352   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-352

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