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Table 8 Sources of data on incidence of conditions requiring interventions listed among the Lancet Series on Midwifery effective practices

From: The ‘Dream Team’ for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health: an adjusted service target model to estimate the ideal mix of health care professionals to cover population need

Bacterial vaginosis Based on Mullick et al 2005 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1745010/pdf/v081p00294.pdf), prevalence is variable, but up to 50% in Sub-Saharan Africa:
Uganda (n = 4,033) prevalance = 48.5%
Zimbabwe (n = 1,656) prevalence = 4.3%
Central African Republic (n = 481) prevalance = 21.1%
Kenya (n = 621) prevalence = 9%
Tanzania (n = 660) prevalance = 24%
Kenyon et al (2013) reported data for a number of countries:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000293781300478X
If country-specific data were found in either of the above sources, those data were used. Otherwise, 29% was assumed, based on a US study:
http://journals.lww.com/greenjournal/Abstract/2007/01000/Prevalence_of_Bacterial_Vaginosis__2001_2004.18.aspx
Asymptomatic bacteruria Allsworth et al (2007) reported incidence of between 2 and 10% (in developing countries):
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.463.1909&rep=rep1&type=pdf
6% was assumed for all 6 countries [(2 + 10/2)]
Symptomatic UTI Nabbugodi et al (2015) reported incidence of between 12 and 40% overall:
http://www.agialpress.com/journals/oajost/2015/101115/
26% was assumed for all 6 countries [(12 + 40)/2]
Vaginal candidiasis Marai (2001) reported incidence of between 14 and 42%:
http://www.ajol.info/index.php/eamj/article/viewFile/8947/1553
Ibrahim et al (2013) reported incidence of 41% in Nigeria:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23829126
28% was assumed for all 6 countries [(14 + 42)/2]
First time births Expert opinion: 50% in middle income countries and 40% low-income countries
Pelvic and back pain Pierce et al (2012) estimated 71% experience lumbopelvic pain during pregnancy in Australia