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Table 2 Maternal health-seeking behaviours among ever-married women for most recent birth

From: A mediation approach to understanding socio-economic inequalities in maternal health-seeking behaviours in Egypt

Health-seeking behaviour outcome Variable type Samples and missing data Distribution of outcome in analysed sample and 95% CI
Eligible sample and recall period Eligible sample (size) Missing data (%) Analysed sample (size)
Antenatal care (ANC)
1. Used ANC Binary All women with birth 5 years prior to survey 7,896 - 7,896 74.2% (72.8 - 75.6)
2. ANC in 1 st trimester of pregnancy Binary All women with birth 5 years prior to survey who used any ANC 5,861 0.2 5,851 82.5% (81.3 - 83.7)
3. Regular use of ANC (4+ visits) Binary All women with birth 5 years prior to survey who used any ANC 5,861 0.9 5,798 90.6% (89.7 - 91.4)
4. ANC from private provider Binary All women with birth 5 years prior to survey who used any ANC 5,861 - 5,861 76.6% (74.9 - 78.1)
5. Public provider: ANC free of charge Binary All women with birth 1 year prior to survey who used public ANC 426 1.6 419 38.1% (32.7 - 43.7)
6. Public provider: Cost of ANC (EGP) Continuous All women with birth 1 year prior to survey who used public ANC and paid for care 259 - 259 GM 2.0 (1.7 - 2.3)
7. Private provider: Cost of ANC (EGP) Continuous All women with birth 1 year prior to survey who used private ANC and paid for care 1,633 3.6 1,575 GM 18.4 (17.8 – 19.1)
Delivery care
8. Delivered in a health facility Binary All women with birth 5 years prior to survey 7,896 <0.1 7,893 72.4% (70.8 - 73.9)
9. Used private delivery facility Binary All women with birth 5 years prior to survey who delivered in a health facility 5,715 - 5,715 63.0% (61.1 - 64.9)
10. Public provider: Delivery free of charge Binary All women with birth 1 year prior to survey who delivered in a public health facility 700 12.7 611 24.1% (20.3 – 28.3)
11. Public provider: Cost of delivery (EGP) Continuous All women with birth 1 year prior to survey who delivered in a public health facility and paid for delivery 464 - 464 GM 96.6 (83.5 – 111.7)
12. Private provider: Cost of delivery (EGP) Continuous All women with birth 1 year prior to survey who delivered in a private health facility and paid for delivery 1,262 11.8 1,113 GM 489.8 (462.5 – 518.7)
  1. Complex survey design was accounted for in calculations of proportions, means and confidence intervals. EGP: Egyptian pound 95%CI: 95% confidence interval GM: Geometric mean.