Table 2

Delivery care and consultation findings from the survey questionnaire

Delivery care

Frequency [%]


Place of delivery [n = 8798]

Home

8238 [94]

Hospital

435 [5]

Birth attendant* [n-8798]

Mother-in-law

3476 [40]

Doctor, nurse, auxiliary nurse midwife, health assistant

563 [6]

Traditional birth attendant

440 [5]

No attendant at all

1030 [12]

Consultation for recalled illness

Place of consultation* [n = 3557]

Traditional healer

2748 [77]

District hospital

353 [10]

Primary Health Centre

132 [4]

Health Post

176 [5]

Sub-Health Post

138 [4]

Any government primary health care institution

443 [12]

Any government health care institution

760 [21]

Private clinic

151 [4]

Medicine shop

115 [3]

Time from onset of illness to any treatment [n = 3557]

> 6 hours

1108 [31]

> 24 hours

906 [25]

> 48 hours

706 [20]

Time from onset of illness to health facility consultation [n = 760]

> 12 hours

531 [70]

> 24 hours

454 [60]

> 48 hours

361 [48]

Maternal medication [n = 3557]

Allopathic

1087 [31]

Traditional

354 [10]

Allopathic and traditional

96 [3]


*These figures allow the possibility of multiple attendants or consultations, which means that they do not sum to the denominator. This has been taken into account in the presentation of grouped frequencies.

Mesko et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2003 3:3   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-3-3

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