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Table 1 Essential contexts indicators of selected study health zones

From: Understanding the local context and its possible influences on shaping, implementing and running social accountability initiatives for maternal health services in rural Democratic Republic of the Congo: a contextual factor analysis

Indicators Muanda Bolenge
Province Kongo Central Equateur
Location in DRC Southwest North central west
Population 137 178 79 648
Number of health centers 9 15
Number of referral health facilities 2 1
Health facility attendance rate (%) 43.8 46.5
Antenatal health care attendance rate 98.0 91.3
Proportion of pregnant women with more 4 visits and more 46.2 40.2
Health providers’ attendance at birth rate (%) 95.1 78.4
Main population occupations Agriculture Agriculture
Fishery Fishery
Small trade Small trade
Oil Firm employment
Population composition Bantu ethnic groups Bantu ethnic groups
Pygmies
Existence of other basic services
 Safe water supply Yes No
 Electric power supply Yes No
Benefitting from a health intervention with social accountability components Yes No