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Table 2 Measures to describe Continuum of Care for MNCH services within each of the two waves of PDHS during 2006-2012

From: Continuum of care in maternal, newborn and child health in Pakistan: analysis of trends and determinants from 2006 to 2012

Characteristics PDHS (2006/07)   PDHS (2012/13)   PDHS (2006/07) PDHS (2012/13) Gap over time
  n=5,724 n=7,461 mean  
  n % n % %  
Continuum of Care for MNCH
 Pregnancy level: Antenatal care - at least four visits (ANC4+)        
  At least 4 visits or more 1,559 27.7 2,859 38.4 28 38 10
  Less than 4 visits 4,077 72.3 4,584 61.6
 Delivery level: Skilled birth attendance at delivery (SBA)        
  Yes 2,408 42.1 4,224 56.8 42 57 15
  No 3,292 57.5 3,216 43.2
 Postpartum level: Postnatal care (PNC) for mothers and newborn        
  Yes 2,755 48.5 4,708 63.2 48 63 15
  No 2,927 51.5 2,738 36.8
Continuum of Care (CoC)
 Continued Care at pregnancy
  Yes, received ANC4+ 1,559 27.7 2,859 38.4 28 38 10
  Not received 4,077 72.3 4,584 61.6
 Continued Care at delivery
  Yes, received ANC4+ and SBA 1,139 20 2,397 32.3 20 32 12
  Not received 4,565 80 5,033 67.7
 Complete Continuum of Carea
  Continued Care at all three levels (ANC4+, SBA and PNC) 852 14.9 2,045 27.4 15 27 12
  Discontinued Care 4,852 85.1 5,416 72.6
  1. aThis may also interpreted as Continued Care at Postpartum