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Table 1 Existing estimates of antenatal corticosteroid coverage using World Bank income groupings.

From: Antenatal corticosteroids for management of preterm birth: a multi-country analysis of health system bottlenecks and potential solutions

Country Coverage estimate (%) Indicator Year
42 countries with 90% of child deaths 5 All preterm births 2000 [38]
  In facility  
WHO Multi-country Survey
7 low income countries
19 middle income countries
27
58
Eligible women 26-34 weeks at facilities with >1,000 deliveries per year and capacity for caesarean section 2014 [39]
75 Countdown countries
34 low income countries + 40 middle income countries
41 Preterm births in secondary and tertiary facilities 2014 [40]
Cameroon (middle income country) 10 Facility-based RH providers using ACS 2005 [41]
Brazil (middle income country) 4 Eligible women 28-33+6 weeks in public maternal hospitals in Rio de Janeiro 1999 [42]
Ecuador (middle income country) 35 Eligible women 24-34+6 weeks in influential reference hospitals in capital cities 2010 [43]
El Salvador (middle income country) 55   
Uruguay (high income country) 71   
Indonesia (middle income country) 8 Eligible women <34 weeks in tertiary and district hospitals 2008 [44]
Malaysia (middle income country) 28   
Philippines (middle income country) 7   
Thailand (middle income country) 74