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Table 4 Comparison of Inequities in coverage of ANC4+, facility-based delivery and PNC1 along dimensions of Household wealth, Literacy and Distance

From: Inequities and their determinants in coverage of maternal health services in Burkina Faso

Outcome variable Mean (%) Health Equity Dimension
Household wealth Literacy Distancea
Absolute Difference
(percentage point)
Ratio Absolute Difference (percentage point) Ratio Absolute Difference (percentage point) Ratio
Least poor-Poorest Least poor/ Poorest Literate-Illiterate Literate/ Illiterate Near-Far Near/Far
ANC4 + visitsb 44.1 5.5 1.1 2.7 1.1 8.0 1.5
Facility-based delivery 89.1 8.6 1.1 3.8 1.0 9.9 1.1
PNC1c 53.0 10.3 1.2 5.7 1.1 3.7 1.1
  1. aNear = ≤5 km to health facility and Far= > 5 km to health facility, bANC4 + =at least four antenatal care visits, cPNC1 = at least one postnatal care visit
  2. Basic source: Table 3