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Table 2 Pattern of dropout from maternity care continuum in Nigeria

From: Patterns and determinants of dropout from maternity care continuum in Nigeria

Variables Number of women (n) % of women
All women Had ANC but No Delivery care Had delivery care but no 6 weeks PNC No ANC Had ANC but No Delivery care Had delivery care but no 6 weeks PNC
Problems in accessing healthcare
 Getting permission to 2501 821 431 67.2 55.8 65.4
 Getting money 8956 4552 2913 49.2 43.5 59.8
 Distance to health facility 6472 2661 1467 58.9 52.0 65.1
 Can’t go alone 2934 1005 558 65.7 53.4 67.1
 Attitude of health workers 3434 1690 977 50.8 46.0 60.9
Maternal age at child birth (Years)
  < 18 1212 495 280 59.2 51.7 55.4
 18 - 34 15478 9594 6244 38.0 37.2 50.5
  > = 35 3778 2306 1566 39.0 38.6 51.1
Birth order
 1 3671 2440 1866 33.5 27.5 49.9
 2 3361 2183 1506 35.0 32.7 47.6
 3 3054 1935 1306 36.6 35.2 48.2
 4+ 10382 5837 3412 43.8 45.4 53.6
Highest Education attained
 None 9795 3549 1200 63.8 71.3 62.7
 Primary 3914 2800 1779 28.5 40.6 54.5
 Secondary 5475 4796 3859 12.4 20.5 49.0
 Higher 1283 1249 1252 2.7 5.2 39.6
Occupation
 Not working 6056 3034 1802 49.9 45.5 55.2
 Professional/technical/managerial/services 1713 3399 1362 12.2 14.3 45.3
 Sales/clerical 8092 5104 3217 36.9 36.6 47.6
 Manual 4605 2752 1709 40.2 45.6 56.6
Wealth index
 Poor 9286 3212 1152 65.4 71.7 67.7
 Middle 3902 2645 1657 32.3 44.7 55.8
 Rich 7279 6537 5281 10.2 18.9 45.5
Partners’ education
 None 7981 2634 898 67.0 71.8 62.2
 Primary 3661 2463 1524 32.8 41.5 57.4
 Secondary 5806 4650 3437 19.9 26.7 49.5
 Higher 2566 2291 1965 10.7 20.0 42.3
Decision-making on own health
 Yes 7065 5360 4266 24.1 21.8 48.2
Decision-making on visit to friends/relatives
 Yes 8780 6404 4969 27.1 23.8 48.0
Residence
 Urban 7279 6258 4741 14.0 22.5 46.7
 Rural 13189 6135 3349 53.5 54.0 56.5
Region
 North Central 2890 1937 1639 33.0 36.6 50.0
 North East 1657 1692 859 50.7 61.9 50.3
 North West 7445 3053 761 59.0 70.2 56.0
 South East 1720 1557 1410 9.4 11.0 64.8
 South South 2001 1461 1234 27.0 26.5 56.6
 South West 2976 2692 2187 9.6 9.5 37.4
Nigeria 20467 12392 8090 39.4 38.1 50.8