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Table 1 Selected indicators on reproductive health and utilization of maternal and child health services in Burkina Faso (2010) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (2013–2014)

From: Effectiveness of a package of postpartum family planning interventions on the uptake of contraceptive methods until twelve months postpartum in Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo: the YAM DAABO study protocol

  Burkina Faso DRC
Contraceptive unmet need among postpartum women
 Right after childbirth (%) 89 66
 After six months of amenorrhea (%) 50 48
 At the end of amenorrhea (%) 24 28
Median duration of breastfeeding (months) 24 22
 Exclusive breastfeeding (months) 0.6 2
Median duration of postpartum abstinence (months) 8 8
Median duration of amenorrhea (months) 12 13
Median duration of birth intervals (months) 36 31
Proportion of children born less than 24 months after their previous siblings (%) 13 27
Proportion of women attending antenatal care (%) 95 88
Proportion of deliveries in a health facility (%) 66 80
Proportion on postpartum women receiving prenatal care within 48 h of childbirth (%) 72 44
Proportion of children 12–23 months having received all recommended vaccines (%) 81 41
  1. Sources: [49, 50]