Table 5

Postabortion care treatment rates calculated from the CBS and HFS

NationalNorthern zoneMiddle zoneCoastal zone
CBS respondents
 Proportion of CBS respondents who had abortions in past 3 years0.0720.0280.0690.090
 Proportion of respondents' abortions treated in a facility for complications0.1360.1060.1280.146
 Post-abortion care treatment rate* for CBS3.31.02.94.4
CBS confidantes
 Proportion of confidantes who had abortions in past 3 years0.1200.0700.1400.145
 Proportion of confidante abortions treated in a facility for complications0.2410.3330.2930.170
 Post-abortion care treatment rate* for confidantes9.67.713.68.2
HFS
 Post-abortion care treatment rate*5.72.97.74.2
  • Northern zone includes Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions; Middle zone includes Brong-Ahafo, Ashanti, Eastern and Volta regions; Coastal zone includes Western, Central and Greater Accra regions.

  • *No of women per 1000 who were treated in a facility for abortion complications.

  • CBS, community-based survey; HFS, health facilities survey.