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Table 4 Maternal and child health activities undertaken and services received at this visit

From: Evaluation of the effectiveness of a quality improvement intervention to support integration of maternal, child and HIV care in primary health care facilities in South Africa

 InterventionControlORP
Nn (%)Nn (%)
Child health activities and services
Developmental Screening
  Mother reported being asked about the baby’s health777340 (43.8%)661235 (35.6%)2.0 (1.4–3.0)0.001
  Mother reported being asked about how the baby is developing777209 (26.9%)661200 (30.3%)1.2 (0.8–1.8)0.43
  Developmental screening is up to date in RTHBa534a354 (66.3%)458a279 (60.9%)1.8 (1.1–3.0)0.017
Vitamin A
  Vitamin A is up to date for age in RTHBb371b335 (90.3%)320b290 (90.6%)0.9 (0.3–2.8)0.95
Deworming
  Deworming is up to date for age in RTHBc117c85 (72.6%)10773c (68.2%)1.5 (0.5–4.8)0.45
Immunisation
Immunisation is up to date for age in RTHBd754744d (98.7%)640623d (97.3%)2.1 (0.9–4.9)0.09
Maternal health activities and services
HIV Care
  Mother reports being asked about HIV today777206 (26.5%)661129 (19.5%)1.8 (1.2–2.9)0.009
Number of HIV negative/HIV unknown mothersN = 463N = 381  
 HIV negative mothers report being up to date for HIV retesting today (repeated 3 monthly)463264 (57.0%)381183 (48.0%)1.1 (0.7–1.7)0.60
Number of HIV positive mothersN = 314N = 280  
 HIV positive report being on ART314312 (99.4%)280270 (96.4%)2.7 (0.3–24.9)0.87
 HIV positive mothers ART indicated todaye312171 (54.8%)270144 (53.3%)1.0 (0.6–1.8)0.9
 HIV ART given today171116 (67.8%)14484 (58.3%)1.1 (0.7–1.7)0.6
Family Planning
 Mother reports being asked about family planning777260 (33.5%)661129 (19.5%)5.3 (3.2–8.8)< 0.001
 Mother reports being asked if she needed condoms777105 (13.5%)66160 (9.1%)3.0 (1.5–6.3)0.003
 Condoms given today777131 (16.9%)66160 (9.1%)3.3 (1.7–6.5)< 0.001
On oral or injectable family planning methodN = 595N = 499  
 Family planning (oral/injection) visit due within 14 days = FP due today595188 (31.6%)595117 (23.5%)1.6 (1.0–2.3)0.03
 FP given today18876 (40.4%)11749 (41.9)1.1 (0.6–2.1)0.8
Cervical Cancer Screening
 Mother reports being asked about having a PAP smear77767 (8.6%)66160 (9.1%)1.4 (0.5–3.9)0.46
HIV positive mothers where cervical screening is indicated (i.e.no PAP smear in last 12 months)N = 246N = 249  
 PAP smear done today on HIV+ mother where indicated2463 (1.2%)2491 (0.4%)Unable to calculate 
STI Screening
 Mother reports being asked whether she has vaginal discharge or sores77784 (10.8%)66154 (8.2%)2.0 (0.8–5.0)0.12
TB Screening
 Mother reports being asked whether she is coughing777117 (15.1%)66180 (12.1%)1.6 (0.8–3.0)0.19
  1. aDevelopmental screening starts at 14 weeks therefore children < 14 weeks of age were excluded resulting in the denominators indicated
  2. bVitamin A supplementation starts at 6 months therefore children < 6 months of age were excluded resulting in the denominators indicated
  3. cDeworming starts at 12 months therefore children < 12 months of age were excluded resulting in the denominators indicated
  4. dImmunisation starts at 6 weeks therefore children < 6 weeks of age were excluded resulting in the denominators indicated
  5. eART is indicated today if next appointment is within the next 7 days