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Table 3 Indicators for safe abortion care by facility type and nationally in Ethiopia, 2008 & 2014a

From: A decade of progress providing safe abortion services in Ethiopia: results of national assessments in 2008 and 2014

  2008b 2014
Public Hospitals (n = 90) Public Health Centers (n = 152) Total (n = 242) Public Hospitals (n = 117) Public Health Centers (n = 368) Total (n = 485)
% (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Percentage of women treated for obstetric complications that are abortion relatedc 43 (43, 44) 51 (50, 52) 47 (46, 48) 31 (29, 33) 44 (35, 49) 39 (33, 42)
Percentage of women treated for abortion complications that are seriousd 30 (28, 31) 29 (26, 31) 29 (27, 31) 22 (20, 24) 37 (33, 40) 32 (29, 34)
Percentage of women who received abortion services that were induced proceduresd 23 (21, 24) 40 (32, 45) 32 (27, 36) 44 (38, 48) 55 (50, 59) 52 (47, 55)
Percentage of uterine evacuations performed with appropriate technology, regardless of trimesterd,e 45 (42, 46) 54 (47, 59) 50 (45, 54) 93 (91, 94) 94 (92, 95) 93 (92, 95)
Percentage of uterine evacuations performed with appropriate technology, first trimesterd,e 61 (58, 63) 62 (55, 68) 62 (56, 66) 96 (95, 96) 95 (93, 96) 95 (93, 96)
Percentage of uterine evacuations performed with appropriate technology, second trimesterd,e 20 (17, 22) 18 (12, 21) 19 (15, 22) 86 (83, 87) 84 (79, 86) 85 (82, 87)
Percentage of women who received abortion services that obtained contraceptionf 39 (34, 42) 65 (62, 67) 54 (50, 56) 76 (74, 77) 78 (75, 80) 76 (75, 79)
  1. aPercentages were calculated using frequencies weighted to be nationally representative
  2. b2008 results differ slightly from those published in Abdella et al., [10] due to reanalysis
  3. cIn both years, denominator from HFS, scaled to match PDS; numerator from PDS
  4. dIn both years, numerator and denominator from PDS
  5. eWHO recommendations for appropriate technology are vacuum aspiration and medical abortion in the first trimester and dilatation and evacuation and medical abortion in the second trimester. Cases missing gestational age were excluded from analysis (n = 52 (1%) in 2008 and n = 255 (4%) in 2014)
  6. fIn 2008, numerator from HFS scaled to match PDS; denominator from PDS. In 2014, both numerator and denominator from PDS