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Table 5 Care seeking among case and control women during pregnancy1

From: The economic burden of maternal mortality on households: evidence from three sub-counties in rural western Kenya

  Cases Controls p-values
Total number of women 59 86  
% who reported complications 74.6% 88.4% 0.042**
% of those with complications who sought care 84.6% 65.8% 0.021**
Total number of visits for care 76 97  
Average number of visits for care 2 2.53 1.94 0.043**
Where sought care (%) 3    
Government/mission health center/clinic 58% 68% 0.346
Government/mission hospital 52% 34% 0.120
Private clinic 12% 0% 0.044**
Private hospital 6% 6% 0.991
Pharmacy/duka 6% 4% 0.685
Traditional healer 3% 2% 0.778
Retired/current practitioner (informal) 0% 2% 0.322
  1. 1. (*) significance at 1%; (**) significance at 5%; (***) significance at 10%.
  2. 2. Average number of visits for care is calculated for women who sought care only – not the full sample. Of the 33 cases, we know the number of visits for 30 – those 30 made a total of visits and the 50 controls made a total of 97 visits
  3. 3. Women might have sought help in more than one type of service