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Table 6 Care seeking among case and control women postdelivery1

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

  Cases Control p-values
Total number of women with delivery information 44 86  
% who sought care post delivery 61.4% 18.6% 0.000*
Total number of visits for care after delivery 45 22  
Average number of visits for care after delivery 2 1.73 1.38 0.269
Where sought care (%) 3    
Government/mission hospital/health center or clinic 85.2 93.8 0.365
Private hospital/clinic 18.5 6.25 0.220
Religious leader 3.7 0 0.327
  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