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Table 6 Maternity unit workers' provision of "Safe Motherhood" services in the 3 months preceding the study

From: New paradigm old thinking: the case for emergency obstetric care in the prevention of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Types of Safe Motherhood services offered Doctors (n = 21)
Freq (%)
Nurses (n = 57)
Freq (%)
*CHEWs (n = 74)
Freq (%)
Total (n = 152)
Freq (%)
No *EmoC 3 (14.3) 32 (56.2) 59 (79.7) 94 (61.8)
Basic EmOC 2 (9.5) 17 (29.8) 15 (20.3) 34 (22.4)
Comprehensive EmOC 16 (76.2) 8 (14.0) 0 (0) 24 (15.8)
Post-abortal Care 18 (85.7) 31 (54.4) 1 (1.4) 50 (32.9)
Postpartum Family Planning 20 (95.2) 42 (73.7) 62 (83.8) 124 (81.6)
  1. *CHEWs = Community Health Extension Workers
  2. **EmOC = Emergency Obstetric Care