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Table 1 Gestational age and reasons for visiting the ANC clinic by the type of health facility

From: Utilization of PMTCT services and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  Health facility Total, n (%)
Health center, n (%) Hospital, n (%)
Gestational age in weeks    
     <12 weeks 19 (2.6) 0 (0.0) 19 (2.3)
     12-24 weeks 237 (32.3) 12 (11.0) 249 (29.5)
     25 weeks or more 462 (62.9) 90 (82.6) 552 (65.5)
     Mean weeks 27.7 35.0 28.6
     Did not know 16 (2.2) 7 (6.4) 23 (2.7)
Number of pregnancies ever had    
     1 363 (49.5) 46 (42.2) 409 (48.5)
     2 213 (29.0) 37 (33.9) 250 (29.7)
     3 95 (12.9) 16 (14.7) 111 (13.2)
     4 or more 63 (8.6) 10 (9.2) 73 (8.7)
Reason for visiting the ANC clinic    
     For ANC service 693 (94.4) 98 (89.9) 791 (93.8)
     For HIV testing 137 (18.7) 16 (14.7) 153 (18.1)
     To receive ARV prophylaxis 53 (7.2) 22 (20.2) 75 (8.9)
     For other reasons 8 (11.0) 0 (0.0) 8 (1.0)
Number of visits made to ANC clinic    
     One 218 (29.7) 28 (25.7) 246 (29.2)
     Two 168 (22.9) 23 (21.1) 191 (22.7)
     Three 174 (23.7) 23 (21.1) 197 (23.4)
     Four or more visits 174 (23.7) 35 (32.1) 209 (24.8)
N 734 (87.1) 109 (12.9) 843 (100.0)