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Table 3 Care seeking behavior indicators during antenatal, natal, and postnatal periods

From: Strengths of community and health facilities based interventions in improving women and adolescents’ care seeking behaviors as approaches for reducing maternal mortality and improving birth outcome among low income communities of Egypt

10 ANC, Delivery Care and PNC Indicators Initial Assessment
No = 643
Evaluation
No = 773
Percent
Change
P value
No % No %
1. ANC received at facility 3 0.6%
Out of 515
409 59.3%
Out of 690
61.8% .0001**
2. Less than 4 ANC received at facility 512 99.4%
Out of 515
246 35.6%
Out of 690
−61.8% .0001**
3. At least one ANC received at home by skilled providers 0 0.0%
Out of 515
35 5.1%
Out of 690
−5.1% .0001**
4. Delivery attended at home by non-skilled providers 185 28.8%
Out of 458
121 15.7%
Out of 652
−13.1% .0001**
5. Delivery attended at home by skilled providers 91 14.1%
Out of 458
193 25%
Out of 652
10.9% .0001**
6. Delivery attended at facility 367 57.1%
Out of 458
459 59.3%
Out of 652
2.2% 0.232
7. Postnatal care received at home by non-skilled providers 111 41.7%
Out of 266
67 16.4%
Out of 409
−25.3% .0001**
8. Postnatal care received at home by skilled providers 16 6.0%
Out of 266
101 24.7%
Out of 409
18.7% .0001**
9. Postnatal care received at facility 139 52.3%
Out of 266
241 58.9%
Out of 409
6.6% .046*
10. Ever used at least one modern FP method 395 61.4%
Out of 643
575 74.4%
Out of 773
13% .0001**
  1. Antenatal care: Mothers receiving proper ANC visits (4 visits or more) during pregnancy by skilled/trained providers at health facility and/or trained Raedat at home or as outreach by trained nurses. Natal care: All deliveries by a skilled/trained physicians or nurses or birth attendant either at institutional hospital or at home. Postnatal care: Proper care of the mother and baby in the first 6 weeks (40 days) after childbirth by skilled/trained providers at health facility or at home. First postnatal contact should be as early as possible within 24 h of birth and at least three additional postnatal contacts are recommended for all mothers and newborns, on day 3 (48–72 h) and between days 7–14 after birth, and 6 weeks after birth [5].
  2. * = Sig, ** = highly sig