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Table 2 Participants’ obstetric history and antenatal care use

From: “No visible signs of pregnancy, no sickness, no antenatal care”: Initiation of antenatal care in a rural district in Northern Ghana

Variable N = 431(%)
Used ANC during last pregnancy n = 431(%)
 Yes 426 (98.8)
 No 5 (1.2)
Gestation of pregnancy (reported in months) at 1st ANC visit n = 431(%)
 1 38 (8.9)
 2 34 (8.0)
 3 108 (25.4)
 4 193 (45.3)
 5 45 (10.6)
 6 5 (1.2)
 7 and above 3 (0.7)
Gestation of pregnancy at first ANC visit n = 426(%)
 First trimester 180 (42.3)
 Second trimester 243 (57.1)
 Third trimester 3 (0.7)
Source of ANC services for last pregnancy n = 426(%)
 Hospital 1 (0.2)
 Health Centre 171 (40.1)
 CHPS only 252 (59.2)
 CHPS & TBA 1 (0.2)
 TBA only 1 (0.2)
Number of ANC visits before delivery n = 426(%)
 1 1 (0.2)
 2 14 (3.3)
 3 120 (28.2)
 4–9 291 (68.3)
  1. ANC antenatal care
  2. CHPS community-based health planning and services
  3. TBAs traditional birth attendants