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Table 1 District demographic and health system related data

From: Opportunities to improve postpartum care for mothers and infants: design of context-specific packages of postpartum interventions in rural districts in four sub-Saharan African countries

  Kaya district (Burkina Faso) Kwale district (Kenya) Ntchisi district (Malawi) Chiúta district (Mozambique)
District population 507,018 162,092 265,470 85,808
% of women of childbearing age 22.0 23.5 22.6 21.6
Number of health facilities 51 20 12 4
Primary health care facility 50 19 11 4
Referral district hospital 11 1 1 0
Median catchment area population per primary health care facility (range) 9,781 (2,382-25,934) 5,651 (2,944-22,117) 17,141 (7,346-47,794) 21,881 (6,007-36,039)
  1. Source data: Data from the respective district registers: Kenya, January 2012; Burkina Faso and Mozambique, January-December 2011; Malawi, July 2010-June 2011
  2. 1regional hospital