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Table 1 Variables considered in the analyses, their measurement, and distribution in the sample

From: Inequities and their determinants in coverage of maternal health services in Burkina Faso

Variable Measurement n (%)
Outcome Variablesa
 At least 4 ANCb visits (binary) 0 = Attended less than 4 ANC visits 3691 (55.9)
1 = Attended at least 4 ANC visits 2910 (44.1)
 Facility-based delivery (binary) 0 = Did not deliver at a facility 714 (10.9)
1 = Delivered at a facility 5821 (89.1)
 At least 1 postnatal care visit (PNC)c within six weeks after birth (binary) 0 = Did not attend PNC1d 3067 (47.0)
1 = Attended PNC1d 3459 (53.0)
Explanatory Variables
 Household Wealth Quintiles (categorical) 1 = Poorest 1315 (19.8)
2 1267 (19.0)
3 1291 (19.4)
4 1352 (20.3)
5-Least poor 1429 (21.5)
 Literacy (binary) 0 = Illiterate 5168 (77.7)
1 = Literate 1487 (22.3)
 Distance of household to catchment facility 1= > 5 km 2651 (39.8)
0 = ≤ 5 km 4003 (60.2)
 Marital status (binary) 0 = Unmarried 188 (2.8)
1 = Married 6445 (97.2)
 Age (categorical) 1 = 15–20 years 1063 (16.0)
2 = 21–29 years; 2920 (43.9)
3 = 30–39 years 2079 (31.3)
4 = 40+ years 585 (8.8)
 Religion (categorical) 1 = Christian 1695 (25.5)
2 = Muslim 4131 (62.1)
3 = Other 828 (12.4)
 Parity (categorical) 1 = 1 Pregnancy 1266 (19.4)
2 = 2–3 Pregnancies 2322 (35.6)
3 = ≥4 Pregnancies 2935 (45.0)
 Number of household members (categorical) 1 = 1–3 Members 1274 (15.2)
2 = 4–6 Members 3212 (48.3)
3 = 7 Or more members 2168 (32.5)
  1. aOutcome variables not adding up to 100% due to missing values as the survey proceeded from one section to the other
  2. bANC = Antenatal care; cPNC = Postnatal care; dPNC1 = at least one postnatal care visit