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Table 3 Study characteristics and quality score, ordered by country and year

From: Maternal and neonatal service usage and determinants in fragile and conflict-affected situations: a systematic review of Asia and the Middle-East

Author (year) Country Design Sample Score
Newbrander et al. (2013) [26] Afghanistan Qualitative 30 IDIs and 29 FGDs with community members in 5 districts 6/9
Rahmani and Brekke (2013) [27] Afghanistan Qualitative 12 IDIs with pregnant/recently-delivered women and 15 IDIs with providers in 2 provinces 6/9
Hirose et al. (2011) [24] Afghanistan Cross-sectional 411 paired couples surveyed at 1 regional hospital 7/9
Mayhew et al. (2008) [20] Afghanistan Cross-sectional 9917 recently-delivered (2 years) women surveyed in 33 provinces 5/9
Khorrami et al. (2008) [25] Afghanistan Cross-sectional 292 women inpatients with obstetric complaints surveyed at 1 hospital 5/9
Najem and Al-Deen (2011) [28] Iraq Cross-sectional 251 primipara postnatal mothers surveyed at 1 hospital 4/9
Siziya et al. (2009) [29] Iraq Secondary survey 22,980 recently-delivered (1 year) MICS participants 8/9
Sharma et al. (2014) [21] Nepal Cross-sectional 240 recently-delivered (1 year) women surveyed in 1 district. 5/9
Choulagai et al. (2013) [16] Nepal Cross-sectional 2481 recently-delivered (1 year) women surveyed in 3 districts 7/9
Karkee et al. (2013) [19] Nepal Prospective cohort 700 pregnant women in 1 district 7/9
Shrestha et al. (2012) [22] Nepal Cross-sectional 732 married reproductive-age women 6/9
Ulak et al. (2012) [23] Nepal Cross-sectional 352 mothers of infants attending vaccination 6/9
Devkota and Bhatta (2011) [17] Nepal Cross-sectional 71 mothers of newborns 4/9
Dhakal et al. (2011) [18] Nepal Cross-sectional 150 recently-delivered women 7/9
Dhaher et al. (2008) [32] Palestine Cross-sectional 264 postpartum outpatient women 7/9
Giacaman et al. (2007) [33] Palestine DHS survey 2158 women residing in the West Bank and Gaza Strip 7/9
Kempe et al. (2013) [31] Yemen Mixed-methods 220 women with childbirth experience in urban/rural areas 7/12
Basaleem (2012) [30] Yemen Mixed-methods 1678 women surveyed and 11 FGDs with men and women 9/12