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Table 2 Availability of supplies, equipment, drugs, and guidelines for provision of postabortion care services

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

Available items [percentage (number)] 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 facilities (n = 20)
Functional manual vacuum aspirator and cannula 75.7% (28) 82.5% (33) 67.6% (25) 64.3% (72) 0.267 69.9% (158) 75.0% (15)
Dilation and curettage kit 89.2% (33) 85.0% (34) 59.5% (22) 60.7% (68) 0.004 69.5% (157) 85.0% (17)
Misoprostol 56.8% (21) 52.5% (21) 13.5% (5) 8.9% (10) < 0.001 25.2% (57) 60.0% (12)
Guidelines or national treatment protocol for emergency obstetric and newborn care 43.2% (16) 47.5% (19) 54.1% (20) 42.0% (47) 0.214 45.1% (102) 35.0% (7)
Guidelines for the pre-referral management of major obstetric and newborn complications 32.4% (12) 32.5% (13) 54.1% (20) 40.2% (45) 0.350 39.8% (90) 50.0% (10)
Family planning commodities
 Male condoms 81.1% (30) 90.0% (36) 86.5% (32) 85.7% (96) 0.737 85.8% (194) 65.0% (13)
 Female condoms 8.1% (3) 0.0% (0) 5.4% (2) 7.1% (8) 0.087 5.8% (13) 5.0% (1)
 Oral contraceptive pills 91.9% (34) 95.0% (38) 91.9% (34) 87.5% (98) 0.916 90.3% (204) 65.0% (13)
 Intrauterine devices 86.5% (32) 92.5% (37) 89.2% (33) 86.6% (97) 0.859 88.1% (199) 75.0% (15)
 Implants 16.2% (6) 7.5% (3) 8.1% (3) 2.7% (3) 0.002 6.6% (15) 15.0% (3)
 Injectable hormones (e.g., Depo-Provera) 86.5% (32) 92.5% (37) 78.4% (29) 74.1% (83) 0.286 80.1% (181) 55.0% (11)
 Emergency contraception pill packets 54.1% (20) 37.5% (15) 37.8% (14) 35.7% (40) 0.586 39.4% (89) 25.0% (5)