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Table 7 Disparities in delivery and postnatal care, Egypt (1995-2005)

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

  Years
Indicator 1995 2000 2005
Skilled birth attendant *** 41.7 55.8 70.5
CI by Education 0.41 (0.396 0.424) 0.38 (0.370 0.390) 0.37 (0.362 0.378)
CI by Wealth index 0.55 (0.536 0.564) 0.42 (0.408 0.432) 0.47 (0.462 0.478)
Delivery at home*** 64.5 49.1 33.6
CI by Education -0.42 (-0.430 -0.410) -0.37 (-0.382 -0.358) -0.35 (-0.364 -0.336)
CI by Wealth index -0.53 (-0.540 -0.520) -0.41(-0.422 -0.398) -0.47 (-0.484 -0.456)
Who had C-section delivery *** 7.6 11.4 21.6
CI by Education 0.31(0.271 0.349) 0.27(0.237 0.303) 0.26 (0.227 0.293)
CI by Wealth index 0.40 (0.361 0.439) 0.29 (0.253 0.327) 0.34 (0.144 0.536)
Checked by a physician after delivery***1   58.6 72.7
CI by Education   0.39 (0.380 0.400) 0.36 (0.354 0.366)
CI by Wealth index   0.41 (0.400 0.420) 0.48 (0.472 0.488)
Received vitamin A supplement after delivery *** - 12.1 48.8
CI by Education - 0.20 (0.169 0.231) 0.07 (0.058 0.081)
CI by Wealth index - 0.18 (0.145 0.215) 0.04 (0.028 0.052)
  1. CI refers to the concentration index
  2. 1 This proportion includes both women who were assisted by a doctor during delivery or were checked by a doctor after delivery
  3. *** significant at p < 0.001
  4. 95% Confidence intervals for concentration index are presented between parentheses