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Table 2 Antenatal health seeking behaviors of mothers lost to follow-up prior to 42 days after delivery compared to those who completed follow-up, 2010-2013

From: Lost to follow-up among pregnant women in a multi-site community based maternal and newborn health registry: a prospective study

Variable Lost to Follow-up N (%) Completed Follow-up N (%) RR (95% CI)
Follow-up Status after Delivery, N 1,385 277,733  
At least one ANC visit 1,366 277,088  
Yes 1,250 (91.5) 266,411 (96.1) 1.0
No 116 (8.5) 10,677 (3.9) 1.2 (0.8, 1.7)
Number of ANC visits 507 150,076  
0 28 (5.5) 4,588 (3.1) 1.5 (0.9, 2.5)
1-2 137 (27.0) 31,136 (20.7) 1.2 (1.0, 1.5)
≥ 3 342 (67.5) 114,352 (76.2) 1.0
Trimester for first ANC visit 1,236 259,934  
First 382 (30.9) 114,461 (44.0) 1.0
Second 515 (41.7) 100,237 (38.6) 1.0 (0.9, 1.2)
Third 339 (27.4) 45,236 (17.4) 1.1 (0.9, 1.3)
Most frequent location of ANC 1,185 247,686  
Government hospital 279 (23.5) 108,983 (44.0) 1.0
Private hospital 22 (1.9) 25,197 (10.2) 0.9 (0.8, 1.1)
Government clinic 225 (19.0) 33,831 (13.7) 2.0 (1.4, 2.8)
Private clinic 435 (36.7) 33,327 (13.5) 1.4 (0.9, 2.0)
Health worker 61 (5.1) 25,699 (10.4) 1.2 (1.0, 1.6)
Traditional birth attendant 49 (4.1) 10,125 (4.1) 1.5 (0.8, 2.7)
Other 114 (9.6) 10,524 (4.2) 2.0 (1.3, 3.1)
Tetanus toxoid vaccine 1,363 277,239  
Yes 946 (69.4) 235,088 (84.8) 1.0
No 417 (30.6) 42,151 (15.2) 1.1 (0.9, 1.4)
Prenatal vitamins/iron 1,364 277,115  
Yes 1,101 (80.7) 247,749 (89.4) 1.0
No 263 (19.3) 29,366 (10.6) 1.0 (0.8, 1.3)
HIV test 1,363 276,501  
Yes 602 (44.2) 202,164 (73.1) 1.0
No 761 (55.8) 74,337 (26.9) 1.3 (0.9, 1.7)