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Table 3 Manifestations of inaccessibility to basic health services in Sierra Leone

From: Technical efficiency of peripheral health units in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone: a DEA application

Health Manifestations Percentage of population without access
Pregnant women without access to prenatal/antenatal care 32
Pregnant women without access to trained attendants during childbirth 58
Married women aged 15–49 years not using contraceptives 96
Newborns weighing less than 2.5 kg at birth 22
Children (0–59 months) whose weight falls below minus two standard deviations of the median of the international (NCHS) reference population 27.2
Children (0–59 months) whose weight falls below minus three standard deviations of the median of the international (NCHS) reference population 8.7
Children (0–59 months) suffering moderate stunting 33.9
Children (0–59 months) suffering severe stunting 15.8
Children (0–59 months) suffering moderate wasting 9.8
Children (0–59 months) suffering severe wasting 1.9
Infants not fully immunized with BCG 61
  DPT3 76
  OPV3 74
  Measles 57
  TT2 80
Population without access to safe water 57
Population without access to sanitation facilities 57
Population without access to health care services 70
Per capita total expenditure on health (US$) 7
  1. Sources: UNICEF [19] and WHO/AFRO [20]