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Table 3 Distribution of quality of antenatal care variables

From: Quality of antenatal care and associated factors in a rural county in Kenya: an assessment of service provision and experience dimensions

Experience of care No. %
Told the results after weighinga
No, Never 103 10.2
Yes, A Few Times 82 8.2
Yes, Most Of The Time 104 10.3
Yes, All The Time 711 70.7
Don’t know or can’t remember 6 0.6
Told results after blood pressure measurementsa
No, Never 187 20.3
Yes, A Few Times 134 14.5
Yes, Most Of The Time 90 9.8
Yes, All The Time 493 53.4
Don’t know or can’t remember 19 2.1
Told results after urine testa
No, Never 115 14.4
Yes, A Few Times 329 41.1
Yes, Most Of The Time 46 5.7
Yes, All The Time 303 37.8
Don’t know or can’t remember 8 1
Told results after blood testa
No, Never 62 6.2
Yes, A Few Times 304 30.5
Yes, Most Of The Time 62 6.2
Yes, All The Time 554 55.6
Don’t know or can’t remember 14 1.4
Told about the signs of pregnancy complicationsa
No 537 52.2
Yes 485 47.1
Don’t know or can’t remember 7 0.7
Told where to go in case of complicationsa
No 445 43.2
Yes 582 56.5
Don’t know or can’t remember 3 0.3
Told what to expect during pregnancy and delivery
No 566 54.9
Yes 458 44.4
Don’t know or can’t remember 7 0.7
Birth preparedness educationa
No 233 22.6
Yes 793 77
Don’t know or can’t remember 4 0.4
Nutrition education
No 329 31.9
Yes 691 67
Don’t know or can’t remember 11 1.1
Breastfeeding educationa
No 365 35.4
Yes 655 63.6
Don’t know or can’t remember 10 1
Understood purpose of tests performed
No, Never 170 16.5
Yes, A Few Times 178 17.3
Yes, Most Of The Time 234 22.7
Yes, All The Time 442 42.9
Don’t know or can’t remember 7 0.7
Understood purpose of medicines received
No, Never 154 14.9
Yes, A Few Times 167 16.2
Yes, Most Of The Time 240 23.3
Yes, All The Time 462 44.8
Don’t know or can’t remember 8 0.8
Felt able to ask any questionsa
No, Never 178 17.3
Yes, A Few Times 216 21
Yes, Most Of The Time 195 19
Yes, All The Time 434 42.2
Don’t know or can’t remember 6 0.6
Asked if she had any questionsa
No, Never 306 29.7
Yes, A Few Times 206 20
Yes, Most Of The Time 153 14.9
Yes, All The Time 358 34.8
Don’t know or can’t remember 7 0.7
Felt treated with respect
No, Never 15 1.5
Yes, A Few Times 82 8
Yes, Most Of The Time 230 22.3
Yes, All The Time 699 67.8
Don’t know or can’t remember 5 0.5
Treated in friendly mannera
No, Never 25 2.4
Yes, A Few Times 109 10.6
Yes, Most Of The Time 247 24
Yes, All The Time 646 62.7
Don’t know or can’t remember 3 0.3
Could discuss issues in private
No, Never 316 30.6
Yes, A Few Times 134 13
Yes, Most Of The Time 139 13.5
Yes, All The Time 438 42.5
Don’t know or can’t remember 4 0.4
Felt the health facility was clean
No, Never 64 6.2
Yes, A Few Times 126 12.2
Yes, Most Of The Time 231 22.4
Yes, All The Time 599 58.1
Don’t know or can’t remember 11 1.1
Asked to give bribesa
No, Never 912 88.5
Yes, A Few Times 64 6.2
Yes, Most Of The Time 29 2.8
Yes, All The Time 24 2.3
Don’t know or can’t remember 1 0.1
Felt treated differently because of any personal attribute
No, Never 965 93.7
Yes, A Few Times 36 3.5
Yes, Most Of The Time 10 1
Yes, All The Time 16 1.6
Don’t know or can’t remember 3 0.3
Total 1031 100
  1. Notes: All totals equal 1031 except where noted by an a; these have total of <1031 due to missing data. The last two items on bribes and differential treatment were not included in the summative score because they loaded poorly on the dominant factor in the factor analysis