TABLE 2.

Characteristics of Respondents by Facility Type, Provider Qualification, and Study Tools Administered

Prefectures/Municipal Focal PointsaMaternity In-ChargesbPAC ProvidersTotal Facilities
Respondentsc by facility type
National hospitals272
Regional hospitals7227
Prefectural hospitals264226
Urban or improved health centers343
Total387538
Respondents by qualification
Obstetrician/ gynecologist10515
General practitioner16232362
Nurse/laboratory techniciand72514
Midwife32326
Auxiliary nurse431825
Medical student11
Total303875143
Study tool administeredeQuestions on lists of facilities in their respective jurisdictions, whether facilities offered PAC, commodity availability, financing for activities, supervision reporting, and plans for expansionQuestions on staffing by cadre overall and for PAC services, staff training, hours and organization, recordkeeping, and supervisionQuestions on types of services available, availability of supplies, attitudes and opinions about PAC and contraception; assessment of provider knowledge and skills in postabortion family planning counseling
  • Abbreviation: PAC, postabortion care.

  • a Includes the head of the health office, the reproductive health focal point, and others who are responsible for more than one facility.

  • b Includes medical officer in charge of maternity, head of PAC unit, and deputy/assistant maternity in-charge.

  • c In addition to these subnational respondents, the study team interviewed 3 national stakeholders from the family health division.

  • d Among PAC providers, 1 of the 5 nurses was a laboratory technician.

  • e A separate facility assessment tool was also administered, which included an inventory of equipment and supplies and abstraction of service statistics from PAC registers.