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Table 2 Women reporting receiving notification or birth certificate, EN-BIRTH study (n = 8038)

From: Counting on birth registration: mixed-methods research in two EN-BIRTH study hospitals in Tanzania

  Temeke Regional Hospital Muhimbili National Hospital
n (%) n (%)
Total mothers with living babies 5538 (100) 2500 (100)
Receive any birth notification form or other relevant documentation to provide proof of birth of baby
 Yes 1828 (33) 2407 (96.3)
 No 3348 (60.5) 92 (3.7)
 Don’t know 362 (6.5) 1 (0)
Baby received any birth certificate
 Yes 274 (4.9) 1,125 (45)
 No 5213 (94.1) 1351 (54)
 Don’t know 51 (0.9) 24 (1)
Total mothers with living babies not yet receiving certificate 5264 (100) 1375 (100)
Knowledge of how to obtain birth certificate for the baby
 Yes 4415 (83.9) 1247 (90.7)
 No 614 (11.7) 104 (7.6)
 Don’t know 235 (4.5) 24 (1.7)
Timing of planning to get the birth certificate
 Within 30 days 5 (0.1) 94 (6.8)
 Within 30–60 days 4 (0.1) 1060 (77.1)
 More than 60 days 4405 (83.7) 94 (6.8)
 Don’t know 850 (16.1) 127 (9.2)
Had any concerns about getting a birth certificate
 Yes 57 (1.1) 39 (2.8)
 No 4984 (94.7) 1326 (96.4)
 Don’t know 223 (4.2) 10 (0.7)