TABLE. Self-Reported Pregnancy (Suspected or Confirmed) Among Intervention and Control Groups, Isteqlal and Malalai Public Hospitals, Kabul, Afghanistan
Duration Since DeliveryIntervention GroupControl Group
Selected SampleSample Successfully ContactedPregnant, No. (%)Selected SampleSample Successfully ContactedPregnant, No. (%)
3 months6433030 (0)68138010 (2.6)
6 months3032176 (2.8)38023534 (14.5)
12 months21720712 (5.8)23519643 (21.9)
18 months20714921 (14.1)19616758 (34.7)
  • Intervention group comprised postpartum women in the 2 public hospitals who received systematic postpartum family planning counseling; control group consisted of women from the same hospitals who received routine postpartum care.

  • Difference between intervention and control groups is statistically significant (P < .001) at 6, 12, and 18 months follow up.