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Table 2 Characteristics of MHC service utilization by respondents who had at least one delivery in the 3 years before the study, Kailahun District, 2020

From: Socio-economic determinants of maternal health care utilization in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone, 2020

Variable Number (n = 554) Percent(%)
At least one ANC from Skilled Provider
 No 124 22.4
 Yes 430 77.6
ANC Provider
 Traditional Birth Attendant 26 4.7
 MCHA 98 17.7
 Midwife 100 18.1
 Doctor 2 0.4
 Nurse 321 57.9
 CHO 7 1.3
Timing of First ANC
 Don’t Know 15 2.7
  < 4 months 302 54.5
 4–6 months 234 42.2
 7–9 months 3 0.5
Number of ANC visit
 Do not know 5 0.9
 Once 4 0.7
 2 times 11 2.0
 3 times 43 7.8
 4 or more 491 88.6
Skilled Delivery Attendant
 No 355 64.1
 Yes 199 35.9
Delivery Attendant
 TBA (health facility/ community) 23 4.2
 Nurse 13 2.3
 MCHA 319 57.6
 Midwife 177 31.9
 Doctor 22 4.0
Place of Delivery
 MCHP 58 10.5
 CHP 199 35.9
 CHC 198 35.7
 Hospital 75 13.5
 Private Facility 20 3.6
 Home 3 0.5
 Ambulance/Transit 1 0.2
Postnatal Care
 Yes 540 97.5
 No 14 2.5