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Table 2 Post-partum care indicators among mothers with children less than 5 years of age, Sri Lanka, 2016/2017

From: Postnatal care coverage and its determinants in Sri Lanka: analysis of the 2016 demographic and health survey

  Indicator Sample size Number Percentage %
1 Received Postnatal care at facility at least 24 h 8260 8118 98.3
2 Received Postnatal check-up within one hour of delivery 7647 6125 80.1
3 Received Postnatal check-up within 4 h of delivery 7526 7325 97.3
4 Received Postnatal check-up within 24 h of delivery 7647 7526 98.4
5 Received Postnatal check-up by a skilled personal 7647 7607 99.5
6 Received Postnatal check-up before discharge by a doctor 7988 7855 98.3
7 Received post-partum home visits by PMH 8313 7933 95.4
8 Received first post-partum home visit by PHM within 5 days of delivery 6646 3935 59.2
9 Received first post-partum home visit by PHM within 10 days of delivery 6646 5687 85.6
10 Received at least 4 post-partum home visits by PHM 6595 1712 26.0
11 Received at least 3 post-partum home visits by PHM 6595 3712 56.3
12 Received at least 2 post-partum home visits by PHM 6595 5546 84.1
13 PHM has made aware of mothers at home visits regarding the available services in postnatal care 6757 6333 93.7
14 Attended Postnatal clinic conducted by MOOH 7187 5606 78.0
15 Postnatal mother had a check by doctor at the postnatal clinic 5606 4410 78.7
16 Postnatal baby had a check by doctor at the postnatal clinic 5606 5399 96.3
17 Received additional 3 check-ups within 6 weeks of delivery: in the field or clinic setup.    
18 Received FPNC according to WHO guideline 6641 5104 76.9
19 Received FPNC according to FHB guideline. 6220 860 13.8
20 Received field related FPNC care according to FHB guideline. 6468 926 14.3
21 Received within the institution FPNC care according to FHB guideline. 7634 7264 95.2
  1. PHM public health midwife, MOOH Medical officers of health, FPNC full postnatal care, FHB Family Health Bureau