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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the study communities

From: A qualitative study of health system barriers to accessibility and utilization of maternal and newborn healthcare services in Ghana after user-fee abolition

  Bosomtwe District Central Gonja District
Community characteristic Piase Abono Kuntanase Entire Bosomtwe District Tidrope Mpaha Sankpala Entire Central Gonja District
Population (2010) 2,772 1,467 34.682 99,964 1,025 4,126 1,526 110,576
Number and type of health facility (2010) Health centre (1) 0 Hospital (1) Hospitals (3), Health centres (3), Clinics (7), Maternity Homes (3) None Health centre (1) Health centre (1) Hospital (1), Health centres (5) CHPS zones (11)
Number of medical doctors (2010) 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 1
Number of midwives (2010) 1 0 3 38 0 0 1 9
Number of general nurses (2010) 0 0 7 65 0 0 0 6
Number of community Health nurses (2010) 2 0 11 25 0 5 4 37
Number of pharmacists (2010) 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0
Number of dispensary technicians (2010) 0 0 3 14 0 1 0 2
Distance to nearest health facility (km) 1 12 1 n/a 13 2 1 n/a
Doctor to patient ratio (2010) 1: 9,997 1: 110,576
Nurse to patient ratio (2010) 1: 1,111 1:2,572
Number of maternal deaths (2010) n/a n/a n/a 5 n/a 2 0 28
Number of under-5 deaths (2010) n/a n/a n/a 25 n/a 10 4 25
Skilled delivery (%) (2010) 56 n/a 74 54.3 n/a 18.1 22.2 14.4