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Table 2 Percent of Births According to Antenatal and Delivery Care (in the Five Years Before a Recent DHS Survey)

From: Global report on preterm birth and stillbirth (4 of 7): delivery of interventions

  Number of Antenatal Visits to a Medically Trained Person Delivery care
Region 1 + 3+ Medically-Trained Person Doctor Health Facility
East Asia/ Pacific 75.9 62.6 60.7 21 .6 42.3
Eastern Europe/ Central Asia 91.5 75.7 94.9 72.7 91 .6
Latin America/ Caribbean 80.9 79.4 67.2 46.5 66.2
Middle East/ North Africa 64.0 50.7 60.5 37.3 54.7
South Asia 47.4 29.7 21.8 14.5 17.5
Sub-Saharan Africa 77.2 62.0 46.6 6.7 46.2
All regions 76.1 63.2 55.3 24.3 52.6
  1. Source: DHS in 56 countries, Gwatkin DR et al.[22]