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Table 6 Disparities in prenatal care and its contents, Egypt (1995-2005)

From: Monitoring socioeconomic inequity in maternal health indicators in Egypt: 1995-2005

  Year
Indicator 1995 2000 2005
Received any prenatal care *** 42.4 54.1 71.4
CI by Education 0.41 (0.396 0.424) 0.39 (0.378 0.402) 0.41 (0.402 0.418)
CI by Wealth index 0.50 (0.486 0.514) 0.37 (0.358 382) 0.45 (0.442 0.458)
Received regular prenatal care (4+ visits)*** 31.0 40.7 61.3
CI by Education 0.49 (0.474 0.506) 0.44 (0.426 0.454) 0.39 (0.382 0.398)
CI by Wealth index 0.60 (0.584 0.616) 0.42 (0.404 0.436) 0.49 (0.482 0.498)
Received tetanus injection before birth*** 73.1 78.0 80.7
CI by Education -0.15 (-0.162 -0.138) -0.14 (-0.148 -0.132) -0.21 (-0.216 -0.204)
CI by Wealth index -0.22 (-0.234 -0.206) -0.23 (-0.240 -0.220) -0.36 (-0.368 -0.352)
Told about pregnancy complications*** - 26.0 36.7
CI by Education - 0.11 (0.083 0.137) 0.12 (0.104 0.136)
CI by Wealth index - 0.07 (0.041 0.099) 0.15 (0.132 0.168)
Given iron supplement during pregnancy*** - 43.6 64.7
CI by Education - 0.23 (0.212 0.248) 0.17 (0.162 0.178)
CI by Wealth index - 0.23 (0.212 0.248) 0.22 (0.200 0.240)
  1. CI refers to the concentration index
  2. *** significant at p < 0.001
  3. 95% Confidence intervals for concentration index are presented between parentheses