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Antigua and Barbuda: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%) 0.0 April 23, 2021

Antigua and Barbuda: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%)

Name Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%)
Aggregation method Weighted average
Region Карибский регион
Country Antigua and Barbuda

Statistics: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%)

Frequency Annual
Date 1998 - 2008
Previous value 100 (2007)
Value 100 (2008)

Definition: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%)

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care are the percentage of women attended at least once during pregnancy by skilled health personnel for reasons related to pregnancy.

Chart - Antigua and Barbuda: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%) (1998 - 2008)

Development relevance: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%)

Reproductive health is a state of physical and mental well-being in relation to the reproductive system and its functions and processes. Means of achieving reproductive health include education and services during pregnancy and childbirth, safe and effective contraception, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries. The share of births attended by skilled health staff is an indicator of a health system's ability to provide adequate care for pregnant women.

Limitations and Exceptions: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%)

For the indicators that are from household surveys, the year refers to the survey year. For more information, consult the original sources.

Statistical concept and methodology: Pregnant women receiving prenatal care (%)

Reproductive health is a state of physical and mental well-being in relation to the reproductive system and its functions and processes. Means of achieving reproductive health include education and services during pregnancy and childbirth, safe and effective contraception, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries. Good prenatal and postnatal care improves maternal health and reduces maternal and infant mortality. However, indicators on use of antenatal care services provide no information on the content or quality of the services. Data on antenatal care are obtained mostly from household surveys, which ask women who have had a live birth whether and from whom they received antenatal care.