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Table 1 Coverage Indicator definitions

From: Equity of access to maternal health interventions in Brazil and Colombia: a retrospective study

Indicator name Indicator description Numerator Denominator
ANC: Antenatal care (4 or more visits) Percent of women (counted for each pregnancy) attended at least four times during pregnancy by any provider (skilled or unskilled) for reasons related to the pregnancy in the 5 years prior to the survey Number of women (counted for each pregnancy) attended at least four times during pregnancy by any provider (skilled or unskilled) for reasons related to the pregnancy in the 5 years prior to the survey Total number of women (counted for each pregnancy) between 15 and 49 years who had a live birth in the 5 years prior to the survey
SBA: Skilled birth assistance Percentage of live births attended by skilled health personnel (only doctor and nurse are considered skilled attendants as there is no proffesional midwifery in Brazil and Colombia) Number of live births in the 5 years prior to the survey attended during delivery by skilled attendants (doctor or nurse) Total number of live births to women aged 15–49 years in the 5 years prior to the survey
C-section rate Percentage of live births delivered by Caesarean section Number of live births in the 5 years prior to the survey delivered by Caesarean section Total number of live births to women aged 15–49 years in the 5 years prior to the survey
PNC: Postnatal care for mothers Percentage of women (counted for each pregnancy) who had a postnatal care consultation within two months of childbirth Number of women (counted for each pregnancy) who had a postnatal care consultation within two months of childbirth (regardless of place of delivery) in the 5 years prior to the survey Total number of women aged 15–49 years (counted for each pregnancy) who had a live birth in the 5 years prior to the survey (regardless of place of delivery)
  1. Source: TRACKING PROGRESS IN MATERNAL, NEWBORN & CHILD SURVIVAL THE 2008 REPORT. Changes were made to numerators and denominators of the ANC and PNC to account not only for the women but to each of the woman pregnancies in the 5 years prior to the survey