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Table 4 Maternal health services gaps in 2013

From: Investing in health systems for universal health coverage in Africa

Services African region average (A) Global average (B) Gap [C = B/A)]
Unmet need for family planning in 2012 (%) 25 12 0.5-fold
Contraceptive prevalence in 2012 (%) 27 63 2.3-fold
Antenatal care coverage: at least one visit in 2013 (%) 75 81 1.1-fold
Antenatal care coverage: at least four visits in 2013 (%) 47 56 1.2-fold
Births attended by skilled health personnel in 2013 (%) 48 72 1.5-fold
Births by caesarean section in 2012 (%) 4 16 4.0-fold
Postnatal care visits within two days of childbirth in 2012 (%) 41 48 1.2-fold
  1. Source: WHO [35].