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Table 2 Urban-rural rate-ratios for maternal health interventions

From: Inequities in utilization of maternal health interventions in Namibia: implications for progress towards MDG 5 targets

Intervention Population average rate Rate-ratio (urban/rural)
Delivery by a skilled provider 81.4 1.3
Antenatal care from a skilled provider 94.6 1.0
Delivery by caesarean section 12.7 3.0
Place of ANC: public facility 90.1 0.9
Place of ANC: private facility 7.9 6.1
ANC provider: doctor 16.1 3.8
ANC provider: nurse/midwife 78.6 0.8
Delivery: doctor 18.6 3.6
Delivery: nurse/midwife 62.8 0.98
Delivery: traditional birth attendant 6.5 0.2
Delivery: relative/other 11.2 0.2
Place of delivery: public 76.3 1.2
Place of delivery: private 4.6 5.9
Place of delivery: Home 18.6 0.2
  1. Note: computed using data from Namibia DHS 2006-07