Characteristics of the 4,371 Barangays That Were Included in the Study Looking at Incentives and Institutional Deliveries in Eastern Visaya Region, Philippines, 2017

Questionnaire ItemsNo.%
Pregnant women receiving any incentive payment for FBDs
Existence of a local ordinance or policy supported by a written official order to prohibit NID
 Yes, nonmonetary sanction or no specific penalty88120.6
 Yes, with low cash penalty (200–1,000 PHP)1,21828.5
 Yes, with high cash penalty (1,200–10,000 PHP)1,22128.5
Barangay classification
Assignment of a full-time or part-time RHM or nurse for routine maternal care services in the barangay
A functional vehicle available to transport pregnant women
Public means of transport to a government BF available
  • Abbreviations: BF, birthing facility; FBDs, facility-based deliveries; NID, noninstitutional delivery; PHP, Philippine pesos; RHM, rural health midwife.