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Table 1 Characteristics of health facilities and health care providers

From: Quality of care in early detection and management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in health facilities in Afghanistan

Characteristics of health facilities Facility type
SHa, RHb, PHc (n = 37) High Volume DHd (5 or more deliveries per day) (n = 40) Low Volume DHd and CHCe with 0–4 deliveries per day (n = 37) BHCf, SHCg, FHHh (n = 112) p-value All public sector (n = 226) Private hospitals (n = 20)
# new antenatal care clients per month (median [range) 193 (0–2387) 153 (0–771) 28 (0–101) 49 (1–238) < 0.001 56 (0–2387) 25 (0–101)
# facility births per month (median [range) 558 (76–2157) 232 (142–1233) 6 (0–33) 9 (1–98) < 0.001 17 (0–2157) 49 (4–218)
# % facilities that provide 24-h coverage for delivery of services 100.0 (37) 100.0 (40) 56.8 (21) 41.2 (46) < 0.001 63.7 (144) 90.0 (18)
# hours that women generally stay at health facilities following a normal delivery (average [SD]i) 5.0 (3.9) 5.5 (4.8) 4.8 (1.8) 4.6 (2.9) 0.596 4.9 (3.4) 5.5 (4.7)
Characteristics of health care providers number (%) SHa, RHb, PHc (n = 333) DHd with 5 or more deliveries per day (n = 228) DHd and CHCe with 0–4 deliveries per day (n = 69) BHCf, SHCg, FHHh (n = 104) p-value All public sector (n = 734) Private hospitals (n = 64)
Skilled birth attendants (SBAs) who provide antenatal services in their current positions 291 (87.4%) 198 (86.8%) 68 (98.6%) 102 (98.1%) < 0.001 659 (89.8%) 58 (90.6%)
SBAs that provide intrapartum services in their current positions 310 (93.1%) 204 (89.5%) 67 (97.1%) 96 (92.3%) 0.007 677 (92.2%) 62 (96.9%)
SBAs that received training in the last 3 years on the following topics:
 Antenatal care screening (e.g., checking blood pressure and testing proteinuria) 91 (27.3%) 56 (24.6%) 22 (31.9%) 36 (34.6%) 0.181 205 (27.9%) 18(28.1%)
 Management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia 98 (29.4%) 42 (18.4%) 18 (26.1%) 28 (26.9%) 0.003 186 (25.3%) 16 (25.0%)
 Basic emergency obstetric and newborn care 90 (27.0%) 42 (18.4%) 15 (21.7%) 26 (25.0%) 0.129 173 (23.6%) 16 (25.0%)
  1. aSpecialty Hospital; bRegional Hospital; cProvincial Hospital; dDistrict Hospital; eComprehensive Health Center; fBasic Health Center; gSub-Health Center; hFamily Health House; istandard deviation