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Table 3 Characteristics of 18 existing Maternity Waiting Homes (WH), Kalomo and Choma Districts

From: The influence of quality maternity waiting homes on utilization of facilities for delivery in rural Zambia

MWH characteristics Number (%) Any present N = 18 Score Mean (SD) Score Median (IQR)
Beds 2 (11.1) 0.6 (1.6) 0.0 (0–0)
Mattresses 3 (16.7) 0.7 (1.7) 0.0 (0–0)
Electricity 6 (33.3) 1.4 (2.1) 0.0 (0–4)
Sanitation inside 18 (100.0) 3.1 (1.1) 3.0 (2–4)
Sanitation outside 18 (100.0) 2.8 (1.1) 2.5 (2–3)
Security 18 (100.0) 3.1 (1.6) 3.0 (1–5)
Water supply 18 (100.0) 2.9 (0.8) 3.0 (2–3)
Toilet 18 (100.0) 2.6 (0.9) 3.0 (2–3)
Community support 6 (33.3) 0.7 (1.1) 0.0 (0–2)
Structure integrity 18 (100.0) 3.2 (1.2) 3.0 (2–4)
Roof 18 (100.0) 1.0 (0) 1.0 (2–5)
Floor surface 18 (100.0) 4.2 (1.5) 5.0 (2–5)
Shower/bathing area 5 (27.8) 0.7 (1.2) 0.0 (0–0)
Cooking area 18 (100.0) 2.2 (1.3) 2.0 (1–3)
Total score NA 32.7 (13.9) 28.5 (23–41)