Table 1

Characteristics of the sample

Total sample

Sample of adult women

Sample of adolescent women


Categories

N

n

%

N

n

%

N

n

%


Socio-demographic characteristics

Age

405

344

61

< 20 years

61

15

61

100

20-34 years

288

71

288

84

35-49 years

56

14

56

16

Parity

405

344

61

1

82

20

34

10

48

79

2-4

218

54

205

60

13

21

5+

105

26

105

30

Marital status

404

343

61

Married/Consensual union

357

88

315

92

42

69

Single or separated

47

12

28

8

19

31

History of abort/stillbirth

402

342

60

Abort/stillbirth

99

25

95

28

4

7

No abort/stillbirth

303

75

247

72

56

93

Education level

402

341

61

No or incomplete education

180

45

156

46

24

39

Primary +

222

55

185

54

37

61

Ethnicity

405

344

61

Sukuma

68

17

55

16

13

21

Other ethnic group

337

83

289

84

48

79


ANC knowledge and perception

Perceived ANC starting time

383

327

56

Within first 3 months

256

67

222

68

34

61

After first 3 months

127

33

105

32

22

39

Knowledge of services

405

344

61

Low

314

78

260

76

54

88

High

91

22

84

24

7

12

Perceived service quality

319

266

53

Good

292

91

241

91

51

96

Bad

27

9

25

9

2

4

Perceived health worker attitudes

310

258

52

Good

291

94

239

93

52

100

Bad

19

6

19

7

Traditional medicine use

402

341

61

Yes

37

9

31

9

6

10

No

365

91

310

91

55

90


Pregnancy perception

Early recognition of pregnancy

404

343

61

Yes

284

70

240

70

44

72

No

120

30

103

30

17

28

Waiting for quickening

403

342

61

Yes

108

27

94

27

14

23

No

295

73

248

73

47

77


Social and economic support

Money

404

343

61

Yes

256

63

221

64

35

57

No

148

37

122

36

26

43

Advice received to attend ANC

404

61

Yes

175

43

343

129

38

46

75

No

229

57

214

62

15

25

Accompanied to clinic

405

344

61

Yes

196

48

162

47

34

56

No

209

52

182

52

27

44

Supported by husband

405

344

61

Yes

380

94

324

94

56

92

No

25

6

20

6

5

8


Gross et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-16

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