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Table 1 Characteristics of health facilities

From: Health facility capacity to provide postabortion care in Afghanistan: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics of health facilities Facility type
Provincial, regional, and specialty hospitals (n = 37) District hospitals with 5 or more deliveries per day (n = 40) District hospitals and comprehensive health centers with 0–4 deliveries per day (n = 37) Basic health centers, sub-health centers, and family health houses (n = 112) p-value All public sector (n = 226) Private hospitals (n = 20)
Facilities that provide 24-h coverage for delivery of services (EmONC) 100.0% (37) 100.0% (40) 56.8% (21) 41.1% (46) < 0.001 63.7% (144) 90.0% (18)
Facility manager reports that misoprostol is used for treatment of incomplete abortion 75.7% (28) 75.0% (30) 2.7% (1) 3.6% (4) < 0.001 27.9% (63) 40.0% (8)
Facility manager reports that manual vacuum aspiration has been used for removal of retained products of conception in the past 3 months 75.7% (28) 77.5% (31) 0.0% (0) 4.5% (5) < 0.001 28.3% (64) 10.0% (2)
Facility manager reports dilation and curettage or evacuation and curettage have been used for removal of retained products of conception in the past 3 months 97.3% (36) 80.0% (32) 2.7% (1) 0.0% (0) < 0.001 30.5% (69) 65% (13)
Recordkeeping
 Abortion complications (hemorrhage and/or sepsis)
  Percentage of facilities with register available for review 72.5% 73.0% 8.0% 18.6%   47.3% 45.0%
  Average number of months with data recorded 9 7 3 4   5 4
  Average number of cases recorded per month 29 8 0 1 < 0.001 10 4
 Postabortion women discharged with a contraceptive method
  Percentage of facilities with register available for review 64.9% 57.5% 21.6% 33.0%   40.7% 30.0%
  Average number of months with data recorded 7 6 3 4   5 4
  Average number of cases recorded per month 1 1 0 0 0.136 1 0