Table 2

Indicators of maternal and newborn health in Syria preconflict and in conflict and in Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries

Syria preconflictSyria in conflictLebanonJordan
Need for family planning satisfied83.611 a 88.7 36 f*63.931*85.671*c N/AN/A
ANC (at least one visit with a skilled attendant)87.711 a 62.022 c 87.053 a 88.754 a N/AN/A
ANC (at least four visits with any attendant)63.711 a N/A49.353 a 15.6% (3–4 visits)54 a
38.2% (>4 visits)54*
Zaatari 71.072 b
Azraq 86.062 b
Neonatal tetanus protection (%)37.869*N/AN/AN/AN/ON/A
Delivery care/ Skilled attendant at birth96.211 a*72.022 c 99.453 a*N/AZaatari 100.072 b
Azraq 100.064 b
96.0 in camps41 a
97.0 outside of camps41 a
Caesarean section (%)26.411 a 46.0 (Personal communication with Bashar Kourdi, 2015)73 e* 35.340 d 26.954 a Zaatari 28.072 b
Azraq 19.062 b
Postnatal care (%)27.211 a N/A8.374 c N/AZaatari 47.0 †72 b
Azraq 52.064 b
  • a Population-based surveys.

  • b Surveillance/monitoring data.

  • c One-time thematic report.

  • d Peer-reviewed article.

  • e Estimates (lower limit–upper limit).

  • *Estimates were calculated using the contraceptive prevalence rate conversion using Countdown Technical Notes (5).

  • †At least three visits within 6 weeks of delivery.

  • ‡Data from the largest maternity hospital in Damascus.

  • ANC, antenatal care; N/A, not available (ie, data do not exist to our knowledge); N/O, not obtainable (ie, data exist but authors unable to obtain).