Table 3

Weighted PAC caseloads overall and by zone, Ghana Health Facilities Survey, 2017

NationalNorthern zoneMiddle zoneCoastal zone
Estimate95% CIEstimate95% CIEstimate95% CIEstimate95% CI
(A) Estimated annual total PAC caseload*, 95% CI69 84654 120 to 85 57272615562 to 896039 64625 118 to 54 17322 93917 157 to 28 722
(B) Estimated # late miscarriages treated for PAC, 95% CI26 68721 388 to 31 98641933212 to 517512 4057860 to 16 95110 0897546 to 12 632
(C) Estimated # PAC cases stemming from legal induced abortions, 95% CI37532908 to 4599390299 to 48221311350 to 29111233922 to 1543
(D) Estimated # of double-counted referrals from illegal induced abortions, 95% CI1031614 to 1449228138 to 318440206 to 67536330 to 697
(A)-(B+C+D) Estimated # of unique PAC cases stemming from illegal induced abortions, 95% CI38 37428 581 to 48 16824501844 to 305624 67015 344 to 33 99611 2548329 to 14 180
  • 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.

  • *Includes PAC cases stemming from spontaneous or induced (legal or illegal) abortion.

  • PAC, postabortion care.