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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey of women in Nairobi and Kiambu, Kenya

From: Providers and women’s perspectives on person-centered maternity care: a mixed methods study in Kenya

Characteristics No. %
Age: Mean (SD) 531 25.6
Parity: Mean (SD) 531 2.1
Marital status
 Single 61 11.5
 Partnered/Cohabiting 75 14.1
 Married 383 72.1
 Widowed 1 0.2
 Divorced/Separated 11 2.1
Education
 No school/Primary 204 38.4
 Post-primary/vocational/Secondary 242 45.6
 College or above 85 16
Literacy: reading
 No, cannot read 2 0.4
 Yes, but with some difficulty 33 6.2
 Yes, Very well 496 93.4
Literacy: writing
 No, cannot write 3 0.6
 Yes, but with some difficulty 29 5.5
 Yes, Very well 499 94
Employed
 No 251 47.3
 Yes 280 52.7
Wealth Quintile
 Poorest 0 0
 Poorer 1 0.2
 Middle 18 3.4
 Richer 88 16.6
 Richest 424 79.8
Religion
 None 2 0.4
 Catholic 130 24.5
 Protestant 316 59.5
 Muslim 5 0.9
 Other Christian 78 14.7
Pregnancy complications
 No 447 84.2
 Yes 84 15.8
Number of antenatal care visits
 No ANC 225 42.8
 Less than 4 248 47.1
 4 or 5 53 10.1
Maternity facility type
 Gov’t Hospital 432 81.4
 Gov’t Health center 99 18.6
Maternity provider
 Nurse/Midwife 268 50.5
 Doctor 147 27.7
 Clinical Officer/Medical Assistant 1 0.19
 Non-skilled attendant 3 0.56
 1plus skilled providers 112 21.1
Maternity Provider sex
 Male 74 13.9
 Female 371 69.9
 Both 86 16.2
Total 531 100.0
  1. Legend: Household wealth is measured in quintiles calculated from a wealth index based on several questions on household assets in each of the datasets