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Table 2 Obstetric characteristics of study participants (N = 423 unless stated)

From: They receive antenatal care in health facilities, yet do not deliver there: predictors of health facility delivery by women in rural Ghana

Variable Number Percent
ANC use during recent pregnancy
 Yes 418 98.8
 No 5 1.2
Gestation of pregnancy at first ANC visit (N = 418)
 First trimester 180 43.1
 Second trimester 235 56.2
 Third trimester 3 0.7
Source of ANC services for last pregnancy (N = 418)
 Hospital 1 0.2
 Health centre/clinic 161 38.5
 CHPS only 252 60.3
 TBA only 1 0.2
 CHPS & TBA 1 0.2
Number of ANC visits made before delivery (N = 418)
 1 1 0.2
 2 14 3.3
 3 119 28.5
 4 and more visits 284 67.9
Place of delivery
 Health facility 262 61.9
 Home 161 38.1
Assistance at health facility delivery (N = 262)
 Doctor 25 9.5
 Midwife 220 84.0
 CHN 17 6.5
aReasons for home delivery (N = 161)
 Unaware of onset of labour and delivery 109 67.7
 No complications with delivery from previous pregnancies 32 19.9
 The home was the only delivery place available 18 11.2
 Better care outside the health facility 8 5.0
 Husband’s decision 6 3.7
 Cheaper cost of delivery 4 2.5
 Advice from mother-in-law 3 1.9
 Health facility too far 2 1.2
 No means of transport 1 0.6
  1. aMultiple responses allowed