Table 3

Select maternal and child health services captured by the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and included in the analysis

DomainIndicatorsDHSMICS
AvailabilityDateAvailabilityDate
Maternal careDeliveryDelivered at a facility✓ for births occurring in the 5 years preceding the surveyDay/month/year of birth✓ for births occurring in the 2 years preceding the surveyDay/month/year of birth
Postnatal careTrained attendant checked on mother after delivery✓ for births occurring in the 5 years preceding the surveyDay/month/year of birth✗ Not available
Child careCare at birthWeighed at birth if delivered at a facility✓ for births occurring in the 5 years preceding the surveyDay/month/year of birth✓ for births occurring in the 2 years preceding the surveyDay/month/year of birth
Outpatient careSought care if child had fever✓ for children under the age of 5 if the child had fever 2 weeks prior to the survey2 weeks (14 days) before day of interview✓ for children under the age of 5 if the child had fever 2 weeks prior to the survey2 weeks (14 days) before day of interview
Sought care if child had diarrhoea✓ for children under the age of 5 if the child had diarrhoea 2 weeks prior to the survey✗ Not available
Sought care if child had cough✗ Not available✓ for children under the age of 5 if the child had cough 2 weeks prior to the survey2 weeks (14 days) before day of interview