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Table 3 Maternal and child health interventions included in the study and their definitions

From: Inequities in maternal and child health outcomes and interventions in Ghana

Intervention Definition/measurement
Child immunization A child is considered fully vaccinated when he/she gets one dose each of BCG and measles, three doses each of polio vaccine and DPT
Treatment of diarrhoea in children Percentage of children under-five with diarrhoea in the two weeks preceding the survey for whom advice or treatment was sought from a health facility or provider
Treatment of fever in children Percentage of children under-five with fever in the two weeks preceding the survey for whom advice or treatment was sought from a health facility or provider
Skilled birth attendance Percentage of births delivered by skilled providers that include doctor, nurse, midwife, auxiliary midwife and community health officer
Delivery at health facility Percentage of births delivered in public and private sector health facilities
Delivery at public facility Percentage of births delivered in public sector health facilities
Home delivery Percentage of births delivered at home
Current use of modern contraceptive method Percentage of currently married women age 15-49 who use modern contraceptive methods that include female sterilization, temporary female methods (pill, IUD, injectable, implants, female condom, diaphragm, foam/jelly and lactational amenorrhoea method) and male condom
Caesarean section Percentage of live births in the five years preceding the survey delivered by Caesarean section
ITN use, child Percentage of children in all households who slept under ITN the past night
ITN use, pregnant woman Percentage of pregnant women age 15-49 who slept under ITN past night
Intermittent preventive treatment, pregnant woman Percentage of women age 15-49 years who had a live birth in the two years preceding the survey who received at least 2 doses of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), at least one during antenatal care visit