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Table 2 Duration for subsequent antenatal consultations 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 ANC consultation 23.3[19.3-27.3] 15 31 10.3[7.1-13.9] 6 17 0.0001
Average time in minutes for familiarization or history taking 2.9[1.8-3.9] 2 5 1.5[1.1-1.9] 1 2 0.0176
Time in minutes for health education and counselling 13.8[10.6-16.9] 6 17 4.5[1.1-7.3] 0 10 0.0001
Time in minutes for examination 4.0[2.3-5.7] 2 8 2.0[0.9-3.1] 1 5 0.0355
Time in minutes for drug administration 2.7[2.3-3.1] 2 3 2.8[2.0-3.5] 1 4 0.070
  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.