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Table 1 Duration for initial antenatal consultation in the birth plan intervention in Ngorongoro, rural Tanzania

From: How much time is available for antenatal care consultations? Assessment of the quality of care in rural Tanzania

Time spent Intervention (n = 8) Control (n = 8) p-value
  Mean Minimum Maximum Mean Minimum Maximum  
Average total time in minutes for consultation 40.1[36.0-44.3] 33 47 19.9[14.5-25.3] 12 32 <0.0001
Average time in minutes for history taking 4.4[3.3-5.5] 3 7 3.1[2.2-4.1] 2 5 0.0596
Average time in minutes for health education and counselling 24.5[20.7-28.3] 19 32 10.5[7.1-13.9] 5 18 <0.0001
Average time in minutes for examination 5.0[3.5-6.5] 3 8 2.5[1.9-3.1] 2 4 0.0047
Average time in minutes for drug administration 6.1[3.9-8.4] 3 10 5.3[4.7-5.8] 4 6 0.4006
  1. Note: Unless otherwise stated numbers indicate the mean cluster level time in minutes and those in brackets indicate respective 95% confidence intervals. The p-values are from the t-test statistic for the mean difference between the two arms of the study.