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Table 1 Percentage of women who used ANC4+ in 2011 and 2015 by socioeconomic and geographic characteristics

From: Sub-regional disparities in the use of antenatal care service in Mauritania: findings from nationally representative demographic and health surveys (2011–2015)

Dimension of Inequality Subgroup 2011 2015
Estimate (95% UI) women Estimate (95% UI) women
Economic status Quintile 1 (poorest) 34.68 (30.39, 39.24) 748 47.22 (41.87, 52.65) 874
Quintile 2 39.93 (36.11, 43.87) 728 53.32 (48.50, 58.08) 870
Quintile 3 51.95 (47.58, 56.29) 694 63.22 (59.00, 67.25) 824
Quintile 4 53.57 (49.41, 57.69) 754 71.79 (68.04, 75.25) 833
Quintile 5 (richest) 63.91 (58.93, 68.61) 644 82.43 (77.85, 86.24) 746
Education No education 38.47 (34.55, 42.54) 882 57.33 (52.46, 62.07) 1131
Primary school 49.49 (45.87, 53.12) 1256 54.29 (49.32, 59.18) 815
Secondary school + 62.20 (57.82, 66.38) 618 63.65 (60.49, 66.70) 1463
Place of residence Rural 43.17 (40.26, 46.13) 2101 54.40 (50.86, 57.89) 2282
Urban 55.83 (52.27, 59.34) 1468 73.41 (70.47, 76.15) 1867
Subnational region 01 Hodh charghy 44.02 (37.57, 50.67) 401 52.98 (44.21, 61.58) 499
02 Hodh Gharby 26.93 (20.01, 35.19) 274 49.79 (42.79, 56.81) 409
03 Assaba 52.16 (44.67, 59.55) 379 57.10 (51.20, 62.81) 476
04 Gorgol 41.19 (34.88, 47.80) 335 58.25 (50.59, 65.53) 505
05 Brakna 49.71 (41.24, 58.20) 322 68.59 (62.07, 74.45) 425
06 Trarza 63.44 (57.77, 68.76) 350 72.38 (65.47, 78.36) 297
07 Adrar 29.51 (23.11, 36.83) 79 48.34 (34.17, 62.78) 19
08 Dakhlett Nouadibou 64.38 (57.68, 70.57) 107 73.59 (65.71, 80.21) 135
09 Tagant 27.14 (20.23, 35.36) 98 49.27 (41.39, 57.20) 22
10 Guidimagha 33.50 (26.68, 41.08) 254 38.68 (30.26, 47.82) 326
11 Tirs-ezemour 49.97 (42.32, 57.63) 70 58.07 (45.85, 69.38) 19
12 Nouakchott [12 Inchiria] 57.83 (52.45, 63.03) 895 70.49 (54.57, 82.61) 5
[13 Nouakchotta] NA NA 80.34 (76.14, 83.95) 1005
  1. a Rearranged regions for 2015 surveys. NA Not applicable for the 2011 survey. UI Uncertainty Interval