Table 1

Sample characterstics (N = 910)
Variable n %
Timing of ANC initiation
 1st trimestert (early) 168 18.5
 2nd trimestert (late) 652 71.7
 3rd trimestert (very late) 90 9.9
 Median = 5.0 months - -
Pregnancy intentionsm
 Intended 429 49.3
 Mistimed 304 34.9
 Unwanted 137 15.8
Gravidity
 1 184 20.2
 2-4 430 47.3
 >4 296 32.5
 Median = 3, IQR = 3 - -
Age (years)
 <20 134 14.7
 20-34 557 61.2
 >34 219 24.1
 Mean = 27.9, SD = 7.6 - -
Marital statusm
 Married 726 79.9
 Ever married 50 5.5
 Single 133 14.6
Education
 None (never been to school) 221 24.3
 Primary/higher 689 75.7
Religionm
 Christian 388 42.7
 Muslim 465 51.2
 Other (e.g. traditional) 55 6.1
Ethnicity
 Ndengereko 138 15.2
 Ngindo 130 14.3
 Pogoro 127 14.0
 Sukuma 101 11.0
 Others 414 45.5
Household wealthm
 Poor 337 40.5
 Middle 292 35.1
 Rich 204 24.5
Travel time to health facility (hours)m
 <0.5 195 21.9
 0.5-1 260 29.2
 >1 436 48.9
 Mean = 1.05, SD = 0.92 - -
District of residence
 Kilombero 534 58.7
 Rufiji 224 24.6
 Ulanga 152 16.7
Type of residencem
 Rural 737 81.2
 Urban 171 18.8
Total 910 100.0

mVariable categories do not add-up to 910 due to missing.

Exavery et al.

Exavery et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:35   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-35

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