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Table 1 Characteristics of Mirbachakot and Kama districts of Afghanistan from August 2017 to April 2018

From: Home-based records for poor mothers and children in Afghanistan, a cross sectional population based study

  Mirbachakot Kama
Populationa
 Total population of district 97,631 43,164
 Number of women of reproductive age 19,526 8633
 Number of children under 1 year 3905 1727
Access
 Mountainous districtb No No
 Remotenessc Yes Yes
 Distance in kms from provincial capital 40 50
 District security riskd Medium Medium
Sociodemographicsa
 % reproductive age women in lowest wealth quintile 16.9% 20.1%
 % reproductive age women with no education 49.1% 68.5%
 % reproductive age women with any contraception use 26.5% 13.3%
 % reproductive age women who report difficulties accessing health care 50.8% 79.7%
Health servicese
 Total number of fixed health facilities (Sub health centre, basic health centre, comprehensive health centre, district hospital) 9 5
 Total population per fixed health facilities 10,848 8638
 Number of district hospitals 1 1
 Number of comprehensive health centres 1 1
 Number of basic health centres 3 3
 Number of sub health centres 4 0
 Number of health posts 70 38
 Number of doctors 18 7
 Number of midwives 24 11
 Number of vaccinators 23 14
 Number of nutrition counsellors 4 1
 Number of community health workers 139 76
  1. a Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey (AfDHS 2015) [1]
  2. b Mountainous = More than 1800 km elevation at highest point of district. SDES 2016 [14]
  3. c Remote = District centre more than 2 h by any form of transport from provincial capital. Afghanistan Social Demographic and Economic Survey (SDES 2016) [14]
  4. d Security risk = Use of armed force between warring parties in a conflict dyad, state-based or non-state, resulting in deaths. 25 deaths or less in the previous 12 months is categorised as low intensity security risk, 25–100 is categorised as moderate intensity security risk and 100+ is categorised as high intensity security risk. World Bank 2016 [13]
  5. e Afghanistan Health Management Information System (HMIS 2017) [15]