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Table 3 Availability of abortion signal functions by level of facility: Zambia Health Facility Census 2005

From: Signal functions for measuring the ability of health facilities to provide abortion services: an illustrative analysis using a health facility census in Zambia

  Totala Hospital Health centre Health post
N = 1369 N = 97 N = 1182 N = 89
Medication abortion Not measured
D&C or D&E Not measured
PAC service 65 % 91 % 65 % 39 %
Intravenous fluids Not measured
Removal of retained products (Vacuum aspiration)b 61 % 98 % 58 % 64 %
Parenteral antibioticsb 76 % (63–80 %) 99 % (91–99 %) 75 % (62–79 %) 67 % (38–81 %)
Parenteral oxytocic drugs (Uterotonics)b 63 % 97 % 61 % 47 %
Blood transfusionb 8 % 87 % 2 % 0 %
Caesarean section (Surgical/laparotomy capability)b 7 % 80 % 1 % 0 %
Emergency contraceptives 19 % 26 % 19 % 15 %
Male condoms 93 % 57 % 96 % 92 %
Female condoms 27 % 26 % 27 % 27 %
Spermicides 2 % 6 % 2 % 1 %
Progesterone only pills 76 % 45 % 79 % 73 %
Injectables 86 % 47 % 90 % 80 %
Oral contraceptive pills 91 % 51 % 95 % 89 %
IUD 6 % 31 % 4 % 2 %
Implants 3 % 20 % 2 % 1 %
Female sterilization 5 % 60 % 1 % 0
Male sterilization 3 % 31 % 1 % 0
Family planning available 1+ days per week 95 % 71 % 97 % 91 %
Family planning available 7 days per week 28 % 19 % 29 % 30 %
1+ health professionals (nurses, midwives, clinical officers, or doctors) on duty 85 % 97 % 84 % 79 %
3+ health professionals registered 38 % 98 % 35 % 9 %
3+ doctors registered 4 % 42 % 1 % 0
1+ doctors on duty 9 % 84 % 3 % 0
Health professional with midwifery skills present or on call 24/7b 89 % (74–91 %) 96 % (92–96 %) 88 % (74–90 %) 88 % (51–93 %)
Means of communication 61 % 94 % 61 % 27 %
Vehicle for referralc 47 % 96 % 44 % 29 %
  1. aOne facility had an unclassified level
  2. b N for these rows is 1130 delivery facilities (90 hospitals, 989 health centres, 50 health posts and 1 unclassified facility), because these questions were not asked for the 239 facilities that did not offer delivery care. For generic functions not unique to delivery care, such as parenteral antibiotics, we could not rule out that facilities for which this question was skipped because they did not do deliveries could not actually provide the function. For this reason we also present a range of percentages (with the column N as denominator) classifying the 239 facilities without information either as all providing the function or as none providing the function for those functions that were likely to be provided in non-delivery facilities
  3. cFacility has a vehicle or refers with a vehicle (latter question only asked of the 1130 facilities that did deliveries)