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Table 3 Maternal healthcare services related characteristics in the 2011 and 2016 Ethiopia Demographic and Health Surveys (EDHS), among married/in sexual union women of reproductive age

From: Association between skilled maternal healthcare and postpartum contraceptive use in Ethiopia

Variables EDHS 2011 (N = 2545) EDHS 2016 (N = 2386)
Frequency Percent Frequency Percent
Current contraceptive use
 Yes 378 14.9 553 23.2
 No 2167 85.1 1834 76.8
Place of delivery
 Home 2272 89.3 1499 62.8
 Health facility 273 10.7 887 37.2
Place of delivery by facility typea
 Public facility 234 85.7 864 97.4
 Private facility 39 14.3 23 2.6
Who assisted delivery
 No assistance/ assisted by unskilled provider 2221 87.2 1478 62.0
 Doctor 29 1.2 99 4.1
 Nurse/midwife/HO 295 11.6 809 33.9
Skilled ANC   
 Yes 820 32.2 1620 67.8
 No 1725 67.8 766 32.7
Number of skilled ANCb(n = 820)
 One times 117 14.3 126 7.8
 2-3 times 356 43.4 677 41.8
 4+ times 347 42.3 817 50.4
Skilled PNC use
 Yes 183 7.18 455 19.1
 No PNC 2362 92.18 1931 80.9
  1. ANC Antenatal care, PNC Postnatal care, HO Health officer
  2. an = calculated from facility delivery, bn = calculated from those who received skilled ANC