Table 1

Distribution of pregnant women who participated in the exit interviews based on the component-wise antenatal care service provided on the given day and information provided to pregnant women regarding each of those components

Service provided and women informedAll women
N=814
(%)
Women in first trimester of pregnancy N=103
% (95% CI)
Women in second trimester of pregnancy N=405
% (95% CI)
Women in third trimester of pregnancy N=306
% (95% CI)
Weight checked801 (98.4)99
96.1 (89.9 to 98.5)
402
99.3 (97.7 to 99.7)
300
98.0 (95.7 to 99.1)
Informed the weight reading for whom weight was checked 708 (88.4)82
82.8 (74.0 to 89.1)
363
90.3 (86.9 to 92.8)
263
87.7 (83.4 to 90.9)
Informed about appropriateness of weight gain by the stage of pregnancy for whom weight was checked246 (30.7)32
32.3 (23.8 to 42.2)
125
31.1 (26.7 to 35.8)
89
29.7 (24.7 to 35.1)
Blood pressure checked790 (97.0)99
96.1 (90.1 to 98.5)
395
97.5 (95.5 to 98.7)
296
96.7 (94.0 to 98.2)
Informed the blood pressure reading for whom blood pressure was checked463 (58.7)56
56.6 (46.6 to 66.0)
237
60.1 (55.2 to 64.9)
170
57.6 (51.9 to 63.2)
Informed about the appropriateness of blood pressure reading for whom blood pressure was checked223 (28.2)28
28.3 (20.2 to 38.0)
114
28.9 (24.6 to 33.5)
81
27.4 (22.6 to 32.7)
Blood sample taken697 (85.6)94
91.3 (83.9 to 95.4)
346
85.4 (81.6 to 88.5)
257
83.9 (79.4 to 87.7)
Informed that anaemia test will be done for whom blood sample was taken87 (12.5)13
13.8 (8.2 to 22.4)
43
12.4 (9.3 to 16.3)
31
12.1 (8.6 to 16.7)
Informed about the haemoglobin level for whom blood sample was taken235 (33.7)41
43.6 (33.9 to 53.8)
123
35.5 (30.7 to 40.7)
71
27.6 (22.5 to 33.4)
Informed about blood sugar level for whom blood sample was taken19 (2.7)1
1.1 (0.1 to 7.3)
12
3.5 (2.0 to 6.0)
6
2.3 (1.0 to 5.1)
Abdomen checked505 (62.0)25
24.3 (16.9 to 33.5)
253
62.5 (57.6 to 67.1)
227
74.2 (69.0 to 78.8)
Explained the process to monitor baby movements for whom abdomen was checked33 (7.7)NA19
9.4 (6.0 to 14.2)
15
6.6 (4.0 to 10.7)
IFA tablets given736 (90.4)86
83.5 (74.9 to 89.5)
375
92.6 (89.6 to 94.8)
275
89.8 (85.9 to 92.8)
Informed about the benefits and side effects to whom IFA tablets were given193 (26.2)19
23.5 (15.4 to 34.0)
91
26.2 (21.8 to 31.1)
83
31.6 (26.2 to 37.4)
Calcium tablets given750 (92.1)88
85.4 (77.2 to 91.1)
383
94.6 (91.9 to 96.4)
279
91.2 (87.8 to 94.1)
Informed about benefits to whom calcium tablets were given114 (15.6)8
9.3 (4.7 to 17.6)
61
16.4 (13.0 to 20.6)
45
16.6 (12.6 to 21.5)
  • CI, confidence interval ; IFA, iron folic acid; NA, not applicable.