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Table 1 Summary of characteristics of included studies

From: Factors influencing utilisation of maternal health services by adolescent mothers in Low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Characteristic Number Percentage
Data source n = 14  
 Primary data 1 7.1%
 Secondary data 13 92.9%
Difference of year of publication to year of data sourcea n = 48  
  ≤ 5 years 6 12.5%
  > 5 years ≤10 years 38 79.2%
  > 10 years 4 8.3%
Age group and focus n = 14  
 Adolescents alone (15–19) 10 71.4%
 Comparative with other groups (15–19 vs. 20–24/20–34/35–49) 4 28.6%
Limited to married adolescents n = 14  
 Limited 10 71.4%
 Included unmarried adolescents 4 28.6%
MHS studied n = 14  
 Delivery only 1 7.1%
 ANC and delivery 6 42.9%
 ANC, delivery, PNC 7 50.0%
Specific MHS characteristic studied n = 14  
 Full ANC (defined as Minimum 3 ANC visits, Tetanus Toxoid injection, Folic acid and Iron tablets), SBA present at delivery 1 7.1%
 Full ANC (defined as Minimum 3 ANC visits, Tetanus Toxoid injection, Folic acid and Iron tablets), SBA present at delivery, Facility-based delivery, Skilled personnel provided PNC 1 7.1%
 Full ANC (defined as Minimum 3 ANC visits, Tetanus Toxoid injection, Folic acid and Iron tablets), SBA present at delivery, Skilled personnel provided PNC 2 14.3%
 Number of ANC visits (<4 - inadequate vs. 4 - adequate), SBA present at delivery 1 7.1%
 Number of ANC visits (<4 - inadequate vs. 4 - adequate), SBA present at delivery, Skilled personnel provided PNC 3 21.4%
 SBA present at delivery and Facility-based delivery 1 7.1%
 Skilled personnel present for ANC at least one visit, SBA present at delivery 1 7.1%
 Skilled personnel present for ANC, SBA present at delivery and Facility-based delivery 1 7.1%
 Skilled personnel present for ANC, SBA present at delivery, Facility-based delivery and Skilled personnel provided PNC 1 7.1%
 Skilled personnel provided ANC, Facility-based delivery 1 7.1%
 Timing of first ANC visit, Number of ANC visits (<4 - inadequate vs. 4 - adequate), Facility-based delivery and SBA present at delivery 1 7.1%
  1. aNumbers are based on country assessments (48) within the 14 studies