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Table 2 Weighted Characteristics for MNCH Continuum of Care

From: A mixed methods assessment of barriers to maternal, newborn and child health in Gogrial West, South Sudan

Characteristic N/Total Respondents, Female Females
Weighted % (95% CI)
N/Total Respondents, Male Males
Weighted % (95% CI)
Pregnant/Wife pregnant 845/860 18.7 (16.1,21.3) 144/144 25.7 (18.5,32.8)
 Contraception     
  Met Need 807/860 1.2 (0.4,1.9) 143/144 1.2 (0.0,3.1)
  Using any method 817/860 2.2 (1.2,3.2) 136/144 2.5 (0,5.1)
  Do not want 844/860 90.8 (88.9,92.8) 143/144 96.6 (93.6,99.6)
 Barriers to use 838/860   142/144  
  Not traditional   39.9 (36.6,43.2)   49.6 (41.4,57.8)
  Spouse   20.8 (18.0,23.5)   8.6 (4.0,13.2)
  Nothing   16.9 (14.3,19.4)   31.1 (23.5,38.7)
  Availability   12.6 (10.3,14.8)   11.6 (6.3,16.8)
  Cost   3.3 (2.1,4.5)   0.8 (0.0,2.3)
  Mother-in-law   0.3 (0.0,0.6)   
  Don’t know   1.6 (0.7,2.4)   0.7 (0.0,2.0)
  Other   4.7 (3.3,6.2)   
Care During Pregnancy 850/860    
 Antenatal care, meana   2.3 (2.2,2.4)   
  At least one visit   12.2 (10.0,14.4)   
  4 visits   14.2 (12.0, 16.7)   
  By skilled provider   14.2 (11.8,16.5)   
 Tetanus (TT2+)b 340/360 31.4 (26.5,36.4)   
 Mosquito nets     
  1 or more nets in household 858/860 47.4 (44.1,50.8)   
  Insecticide treated net 836/860 21.5 (18.7,24.3)   
  Household member slept 836/860 39.4 (36.1,42.7)   
  Under net night before survey     
  Treated net use when pregnant 155/860 9.6 (4.9,14.2)   
Recognition of ≥ 3 pregnancy danger signs 837/860 49.6 (46.2,53.0) 139/144 53.4 (45.1,61.7)
Postnatal Care
 Within 2 days of birthc 821/860 7.9 (6.1,9.8)   
 By skilled provider   8.0 (6.1,9.8)   
Danger sign recognition (>3)     
 Upper respiratory infection 857/860 32.0 (28.9,35.1) 144/144 19.3 (12.8,25.7)
 Malaria 854/860 60.1 (56.8,63.4) 144/144 67.2 (59.5,74.8)
 Diarrhea 854/860 48.5 (45.2,51.9) 144/144 56.5 (48.4,64.6)
 Malnutrition 851/860 38.5 (35.3,41.8) 144/144 39.5 (31.5,47.4)
 Newborn 851/860 45.8 (42.5,49.2) 144/144 42.9 (34.8,51.0)
 Essentials of newborn care 855/860 49.2 (45.9,52.6) 143/144 44.2 (36.1,52.3)
  1. aAverage number of visits for care while pregnant
  2. bTwo doses of tetanus toxoid vaccination verified by an immunization card
  3. cPostnatal care for mother and or baby 2 days after birth