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Table 2 Percent distribution of women delivered at health facilities in the two years preceding the survey by maternal characteristics 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 % facility delivery P-Value
OVERALL 74.5  
Age (in years)
<20 77.8 0.628
20‒34 73.8
>34 74.5
Marital status
Married 73.0 0.060
Ever married 75.0
Single 82.7
Gravidity
1 83.3 0.005
2‒4 73.7
>4 70.3
Education
No formal education 65.2 <0.001
Primary/higher 77.6
Ability to read a letter or newspaper
Not at all 64.4 <0.001
With difficulty 69.3
Easily 81.5
Ethnicity
Pogoro 84.0  
Ndengereko 79.3 <0.001
Ngindo 72.0
Sukuma 49.0
Other 77.1  
Religion
Christian 74.8 <0.001
Muslim 78.6
Other 40.7
Pregnancy intentions
Intended 74.3 0.631
Mistimed 76.2
Unwanted 78.1
District of residence   
Kilombero 73.5 0.510
Rufiji 77.4
Ulanga 74.0
Type of residence
Urban 85.6 <0.001
Rural 71.9
Respondent is household head   
No 74.5 0.951
Yes 75.0
Number of ANC visits made
<4 73.4 0.229
≥4 76.9
Interspousal discussion about family planning
Has never happened 71.0 0.003
Has been happening 79.8