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Table 4 Comparison of findings of our study with finding of the 2005 EDHS for Tigray region and Ethiopia

From: The role of health extension workers in improving utilization of maternal health services in rural areas in Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Access to maternal health services National EDHS 2005 (%) Regional Tigray EDHS 2005 (%) Our study 2009 (%)
Family planning current users 14.70 16.50 41.80
Antenatal care 27.60 35.30 84.60
Delivery at health facility 5.30 6.10 4.70
Postnatal check up 5.50 8.20 5.30
HIV ever tested 4.00 3.20 85.40
Iodized salt (>15PPM) 19.90 28.00 13.20