Table 4

Indicators of quality of care by treatment group
Group
Intervention Control P-value
Clusters, N 53 53
Mothers with infants ≥1000 g, N 55,730 54,835
Indicators of quality care, Mean (95% CI)
  Attended at least one antenatal care class 59.7 (55.8, 63.7) 59.7 (55.8, 63.5) 0.6687
  Access to an emergency fund/plan for hospital delivery 61.3 (54.3, 68.3) 56.8 (50.2, 63.4) 0.3541
  Birth attendant identified prior to birth 87.1 (82.6, 91.7) 84.6 (79.5, 89.7) 0.3269
  Identified birth attendant present at birth 71.0 (66.8, 75.2) 71.8 (66.5, 77.2) 0.8045
  Transport identified prior to birth 62.0 (55.5, 68.6) 62.3 (56.4, 68.1) 0.9570
  Received tetanus toxoid vaccine 87.9 (86.3, 89.4) 87.9 (86.4, 89.5) 0.2808
  Received prenatal vitamins/iron 89.6 (87.9, 91.4) 89.8 (88.1, 91.4) 0.1792
  Received syphilis test 18.5 (14.9, 23.0) 19.5 (15.4, 24.8) 0.5237
  Received HIV test 71.2 (69.2, 73.2) 71.3 (69.1, 73.4) 0.9457
  Cesarean section (of all deliveries) 11.7 (10.1, 13.2) 11.9 (10.4, 13.4) 0.5022
  Physician or nurse/midwife deliveries 65.0 (62.5, 67.6) 64.8 (61.9, 67.6) 0.7053
  Traditional birth attendant deliveries 32.4 (26.3, 38.4) 32.5 (26.2, 38.9) 0.8998
  Hospital deliveries 38.6 (32.4, 44.7) 40.3 (33.6, 47.0) 0.4801
  Clinic/health center deliveries 24.6 (20.4, 28.8) 24.0 (19.3, 28.7) 0.9131
  Clean razor was used to cut cord 87.6 (86.0, 89.3) 87.5 (85.9, 89.2) 0.4844
  Birth attendant used new gloves 95.5 (94.3, 96.6) 95.7 (94.8, 96.6) 0.5934
  Newborn resuscitated with bag and mask 2.6 (1.9, 3.3) 3.1 (2.1, 4.1) 0.3769

Pasha et al.

Pasha et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:215   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-215

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