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Table 1 Background characteristics and MCH Utilisation

From: Are Ghanaian women meeting the WHO recommended maternal healthcare (MCH) utilisation? Evidence from a national survey

Variable Frequency
N = 2839
Utilised Skilled ANC provider
%
Utilised Skilled Birth Attendance
%
Utilised Post-natal Care within 24 h
%
Utilised all three
%
Age
 15 – 19 67 94.3 73.8 28.5 26.7
 20 – 24 387 92.1 71.6 28.7 21.0
 25 – 29 699 93.7 78.1 19.9 16.6
 30 – 34 735 94.4 77.8 32.1 27.1
 35 – 39 584 93.2 81.4 25.8 21.6
 40 – 44 274 93.0 75.9 21.4 18.3
 45 – 49 93 83.4 59.6 20.3 13.4
Place of residence
 Urban 1352 97.3 91.7 26.1 24.3
 Rural 1487 89.4 63.4 25.6 18.4
Level of education
 No education 794 88.1 57.5 25.2 19.2
 Primary 531 91.2 71.9 29.6 21.7
 Secondary 1369 96.3 87.7 23.9 20.9
 Higher 145 99.0 100.0 34.3 34.3
Covered by health insurance
 No 875 90.8 70.2 23.6 17.6
 Yes 1965 94.2 79.9 26.9 22.8
Frequency of listening to radio
 Not at all 426 90.2 64.1 23.4 17.0
 Less than once a week 960 91.2 73.9 23.3 18.6
 At least once a week 1453 95.4 82.6 28.2 24.2
Frequency of watching television
 Not at all 758 87.4 59.3 23.0 14.6
 Less than once a week 772 93.3 78.6 25.0 20.4
 At least once a week 1309 96.5 86.1 28.0 25.6
Wealth status
 Poorest 637 85.6 51.5 25.6 17.0
 Poorer 535 89.9 61.2 20.8 14.2
 Middle 466 93.1 80.3 23.3 18.1
 Richer 566 97.8 95.0 26.7 25.5
 Richest 635 99.4 96.9 31.4 30.0
Antenatal care visits
 Less than 4 278 71.0 36.3 21.9 8.7
 4 or more 2561 95.6 81.3 26.3 22.6
Marital status
 Married 1995 93.9 77.9 27.2 22.2
 Living with partner 618 91.1 74.6 20.2 17.2
 Widowed 51 86.6 48.5 37.0 22.7
 Divorced 43 95.9 91.7 31.3 29.2
 Separated 132 93.9 79.4 26.3 22.1
Getting medical help for self: getting permission to go
 Big problem 150 89.6 71.6 10.2 6.7
 Not a big problem 22,689 93.4 77.2 26.7 22.1
Getting medical help for self: getting money needed for treatment  
 Big problem 1144 89.3 67.9 22.3 16.2
 Not a big problem 1695 95.8 83.0 28.3 24.6
Getting medical help for self: distance to health facility
 Big problem 708 89.9 61.4 21.4 12.4
 Not a big problem 2131 94.3 82.1 27.3 24.2
 Total 2839 93.2 76.9 25.8 21.2