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Table 3 Percent of Births for Which There Were Three or More Antenatal Visits to a Medically Trained Health Worker (in the Five Years Before a Recent DHS Survey)

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

  Percent of Women with 3 or more Antenatal Care Visits to Trained Health Workers According to Wealth Groups (Quintiles)  
Region Poorest 2nd 3rd 4th Wealthiest All Groups
East Asia/ Pacific 47.3 58.6 62.9 68.2 83.3 62.6
Eastern Europe/ Central Asia 64.6 70.9 77.8 80.6 86.8 75.7
Latin America/ Caribbean 62.3 74.8 83.0 88.6 93.9 79.4
Middle East/ North Africa 31.8 40.8 49.5 60.2 74.1 50.7
South Asia 12.6 17.5 26.0 37.5 65.0 29.7
Sub-Saharan Africa 47.8 55.0 61.5 69.4 81.3 62.0
All regions 48.3 56.5 63.4 70.7 82.4 63.2
  1. Source: DHS in 56 countries, Gwatkin DR et al.[22].