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Table 2 Percentage of women reporting a pregnancy during the past year who utilized selected health services by study arm, Follow-up Survey 2002

From: Impact of community-based interventions on maternal and neonatal health indicators: Results from a community randomized trial in rural Balochistan, Pakistan

Indicator Control arm Intervention arms
   Women's IEEC only Couples' IEEC
Number of women who became pregnant in the past year 1,022 836 703
Women who reported an illness during:    
   Pregnancy* 92.1 87.6 90.7
   Delivery* 60.8 52.6 60.7
   Immediately after delivery (ns) 45.1 40.2 44.3
   Postpartum period* 69.2 58.8 62.8
Percent of pregnant women who visited a healthcare provider 60.9 49.1 57.7
Women who:    
   Received tetanus immunization* 10.6 18.5 12.3
   Took iron-folic acid tablets* 22.1 25.0 27.6
   Improved diet in pregnancy* 18.0 21.5 23.8
   Reduced work in pregnancy* 17.5 18.5 25.3
Women who visited the District Hospital for treatment of problems during:    
   Pregnancy* 13.3 16.2 22.4
   Delivery (ns) 8.7 11.0 12.6
   Immediately after delivery* 7.6 13.1 13.8
   Postpartum period (ns) 5.1 10.4 8.9
Place of delivery (Percent):    
   District Hospital* 2.9 3.9 4.1
   Any other health facility (ns) 0.9 1.6 1.9
  1. *Differences across sites are statistically significant (P < 0.05, using Pearson's chi-square statistic).