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Table 1 Sample characteristics of women delivered in the two years preceding the survey in Rufiji, Kilombero, and Ulanga districts of Tanzania, 2011 (n = 915)

From: Access to institutional delivery care and reasons for home delivery in three districts of Tanzania

Characteristics Number of respondents (n) Percent (%)
TOTAL 915 100.0
Age (in years)   
<20 135 14.8
20‒34 560 61.2
>34 220 24.0
Mean = 27.9 (SD = 7.6)   
Marital status   
Married 729 79.8
Ever married 52 5.7
Single 133 14.6
Gravidity   
1 186 20.3
2‒4 429 46.9
>4 300 32.8
Median = 3, IQR = 3 ‒‒ ‒‒
Education   
No formal education 224 24.5
Primary/higher 691 75.5
Ability to read a letter or newspaper   
Not at all 261 28.6
With difficulty 137 15.0
Easily 514 56.4
Ethnicity   
Pogoro 131 14.4
Ndengereko 140 15.3
Ngindo 132 14.5
Sukuma 104 11.4
Others 406 44.5
Religion   
Christian 389 42.5
Muslim 467 51.0
Other 59 6.5
District   
Kilombero 535 58.5
Rufiji 226 24.7
Ulanga 154 16.8
Type of residence   
Urban 173 19.0
Rural 740 81.0
Wealth quintile   
Q1 (Poorest) 213 25.5
Q2 221 26.5
Q3 156 18.7
Q4 141 16.9
Q5 (Wealthiest) 104 12.5
  1. Number of respondents across some variable categories may not add up to 915 due to some missing data; SD = Standard deviation; IQR = Inter‒quartile range; Small ethnic groups were combined.